Fámily. n.s. [familia, Latin; famille, French.]
- 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.
- Those that descend from one common progenitor; a race; a tribe; a generation.
- 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.