familia

noun

fa·​mil·​ia
fəˈmilēə,
-lyə
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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“Familia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/familia. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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