fa·mil·ia | \fəˈmilēə, -lyə\
plural familiae\-lēˌē, -lēˌī \

Definition of familia 

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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