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immediate family

[ ih-mee-dee-it fam-uh-lee, famlee ]
/ ɪˈmi di ɪt ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li /
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noun
a social unit consisting of people who are very closely related, usually including parents, siblings, spouses, and children, or the members of this social unit:Benefits include free medical treatment for the employee and immediate family.Members of her immediate family and several former colleagues were also in attendance.Compare extended family (def. 1), nuclear family.
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Origin of immediate family

First recorded in 1730–40
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