a large group of families that are related to each other, especially in Scotland
a family whose members are very successful in business or politics for a long period of time
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.
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
humorous a very large family