family business

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of family business

:a business owned or operated by one's family
  • She joined the family business after graduating from college.

Word by Word Definitions

family play
  1. : the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their children

  2. : spouse and children

  3. : a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head : household

  1. : of or relating to a family (see 1family)

  2. : designed or suitable for both children and adults

business play
  1. : a usually commercial or mercantile activity engaged in as a means of livelihood : trade, line

  2. : a commercial or sometimes an industrial enterprise

  3. : dealings or transactions especially of an economic nature : patronage


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