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Types of family

clan

noun

a large group of families that are related to each other, especially in Scotland

clan

noun

a big family

dynasty

noun

a family whose members are very successful in business or politics for a long period of time

nuclear family

noun

a family unit consisting of a mother, a father, and their children

one-parent family

noun

a family in which only one parent lives in the home and looks after the children. The usual American word is single-parent family.

patriarchy

noun

a social system in which the oldest man has the most power in a family, and passes his power and possessions to his oldest son

single-parent family

noun

a one-parent family

tribe

noun

a very large family

unit

noun

a family, considered as part of society or considered as a group of individual people

dynastic

adjective

a broken home

a family where the parents are divorced or do not live together, and the children suffer as a result

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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