familia

noun fa·mil·ia \fəˈmilēə, -lyə\

Definition of familia

plural

familiae

\-lēˌē, -lēˌī\
  1. 1 Roman law :  the paterfamilias, his legitimate descendants and their wives, and all persons adopted into his family and their wives — compare potestas

  2. 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 — more at family


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of familia


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