family unit

Definitions of family unit
  1. noun
    primary social group; parents and children
    synonyms: family
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    Bronte sisters
    a 19th century family of three sisters who all wrote novels
    Marx Brothers
    a family of United States comedians consisting of four brothers with an anarchic sense of humor
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    couple, match, mates
    a pair of people who live together
    man and wife, marriage, married couple
    two people who are married to each other
    power couple
    a couple both of whom have high-powered careers or are politically influential
    a couple who both have careers and no children (an acronym for dual income no kids)
    mixed marriage
    marriage of two people from different races or different religions or different cultures
    type of:
    clan, kin, kin group, kindred, kinship group, tribe
    group of people related by blood or marriage
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