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A social group that usually consists of a mother, father, and children living together. Rights and obligations with regard to other family members.
A type of small agricultural commune in present-day Isreal, where children are not raised by their parents (they are raised by specialists)
A family that is composed of a man, a woman, or just partners and their children. So it is a two generation family.
When siblings, their husbands and wives and their children live together, also in societies where polygamy is accepted
When there is someone else (like a godparent) in a child's life outside of the rules of blood relationships
social (marriage, nonrelated, godparents, in-laws, friendship, step-siblings) relationships
A custom or law that permits marriage only among people with the same social or religious group
A custom that requires a man to marry his brother's widow and assume responsibility for his children
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