joint family

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noun

a type of extended family composed of parents, their children, and the children's spouses and offspring in one household.

Nearby words

  1. joint committee,
  2. joint compound,
  3. joint consultation,
  4. joint custody,
  5. joint density function,
  6. joint ill,
  7. joint issue,
  8. joint life annuity,
  9. joint life insurance,
  10. joint of foot

Origin of joint family

First recorded in 1875–80

Also called joint household.

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