joint family

noun
variants: or joint household

Definition of joint family

: a consanguineal family unit that includes two or more generations of kindred related through either the paternal or maternal line who maintain a common residence and are subject to common social, economic, and religious regulations

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“Joint family.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joint%20family. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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