immediate family


: a person's parents, brothers and sisters, husband or wife, and children
Hospital visits are limited to immediate family.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In America, most often there are no extended family visits, but immediate family members may travel for short visits. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2023 The Department of Homeland Security said the extension is for certain Ukrainians and their immediate family members who were let into the U.S. before the start of the Uniting for Ukraine program, which allows for two-year stays. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 14 Mar. 2023 The Homeland Security Department said the extension is for certain Ukrainian nationals and their immediate family members who were let into the U.S. before the Uniting for Ukraine program started. Rebecca Santana, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Mar. 2023 About 30 of his family and friends tried to attend the hearing Wednesday, though Judge Robert A. Salerno allowed only immediate family members in the courtroom. Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2023 Other restrictions include forbidding him from communicating with current or former employees of FTX or its Alameda Research trading arm other than immediate family members unless a lawyer is present. Catarina Saraiva, Fortune, 4 Mar. 2023 Applicants should be veterans or someone with an immediate family member who is a veteran or on active military duty, the organization said. Mike Danahey, Chicago Tribune, 3 Mar. 2023 When there is an additional loss [in your life] like losing an immediate family member, that traditional loss is compounded by all of the other systemic losses that preceded it and will proceed [from] it. Quartz, 22 Feb. 2023 Bankman-Fried may not use Signal and encrypted chat programs, and he is barred from contacting current or former employees of FTX or Alameda Research, the hedge fund tied to FTX, but can contact immediate family members. Kiera Feldmanstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Immediate family.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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