immediate family

Definition of immediate family

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  acting or being without the intervention of another object, cause, or agency :  direct

    :  present to the mind independently of other states or factors

    :  involving or derived from a single premise

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

    :  a group of persons of common ancestry :  clan

    :  a people or group of peoples regarded as deriving from a common stock :  race

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

    :  designed or suitable for both children and adults

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