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Fámily. n.s. [familia, Latin; famille, French.]

  1. Those who live in the same house; household.

    The night made little impression on myself; but I cannot answer for my whole family; for my wife prevailed on me to take somewhat. Swift.

  2. Those that descend from one common progenitor; a race; a tribe; a generation.

  3. A class; a tribe; a species.

    There be two great families of things, sulphureous and mercurial, inflammable and not inflammable, mature and crude, oily and watry. Bacon's Natural History, №. 354.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: French (385) · Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Family." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: June 26, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15806.


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