familia

noun fa·mil·ia \ fəˈmilēə , -lyə \

Definition of familia

plural familiae \-lēˌē, -lēˌī\
1 Roman law :the paterfamilias, his legitimate descendants and their wives, and all persons adopted into his family and their wives — compare potestas
2 old English law
a :the servants of one master
b :a quantity of land adequate for the maintenance of one family

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Origin and Etymology of familia

Latin


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