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family

Traditionally, people who are related by blood or marriage. The term can mean many different things depending on the circumstances. Most statutes have a section devoted to “definitions” that will tell you the intended definition of words used in the law. For example, the concept of what constitutes a family may be important in zoning cases for single-family housing or apartment restrictions against non-family members living in the apartment with the tenant.

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They are, respectively, members of the CCP, entrepreneurs in rural industry, and leaders of kinship groups. They have the ability to provide public goods based on the resources they have, such as political authority, economic resources, and social networks.
Research participants tended to use the term "zaat" meaning caste, interchangeably with "biradri" meaning kinship group.
A child will learn about themselves through the teachings and how they will fit into the community as a member of a kinship group. Robin McLeod's kinship wheel offers a way of thinking about kinship which emphasizes wholeness.
Identify common kinship groups. This step consists of redefining our kinship groups so that they include those toward whom we hold a bias.
Iatmul kinship groups are based on descent from the male ancestor.
Therefore, if the sky is 'a mirror of social relations and structures on the ground' then the sky has the potential to be as complex as any kinship group. The depth and feeling for the connection between a person's body and a specific star, the connection between land and sky, is exemplified by Johnson quoting Bill Neidjie.
Although Ostrom wishes to preserve the constitutional founders' vision, his undemanding of democracy has little relationship to government as we know it in the United States; for him, democracy exists primarily in informal relationships in the family, kinship group, and local community.
Belief in a sacred relationship between an object (especially some species of animal) and a human kinship group, or clan.
The conference organizers naturally had as their frame of reference the zaibatsu, the giant business combines of pre-1945 Japan whose prime characteristics included closed ownership by a family or kinship group. The organizers' goal apparently was to compare these combines with similar business institutions in other countries, thereby contributing to a more precise definition of zaibatsu as well as of family business.
The formal religious organizations were also popular in the Song and Yuan, because by constructing a Buddhist or Daoist cloister or chapel and donating landed properties to it, a kinship group was able to evade labor service charges and have their ancestors looked after.
Rather than approaching Kateryn Parr narrowly as an individual, James places her within the context of her family social system, the kinship group with which she identified and remained close throughout her life.
These studies have approached the household not simply as a kinship group but also as a network of military-political patrons and clients who ruled a particular area, and as a place where women could play central roles.