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A group of people, usually of the same blood (but do not have to be), who genuinely love, trust, care about, and look out for each other. Not to be mistaken with relatives sharing the same household who hate eachother. REAL family is a bondage that cannot be broken by any means.
Family relationships:

Parents actually enjoy spending time with their children. They help them help themselves make it into the world successfully.

Siblings look out for and love one another. Older siblings generally help take care of younger siblings.

The children respect their parents. The parents deserve their respect.

Spouses married each other out of love not for money, social status, or fantasies of fancy weddings.
by Lola5544 April 29, 2011
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A bunch of people who hate each other and eat dinner together.
I have to go to a family function.
by Guinness 1759 September 16, 2005
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It's not necessarily about who's blood you have, or who you're forced to spend the holidays with. It's about people you love and they love you back. You'll always be there for your family when they need you, and they'll always be there for you. Blood related or not.
We're so close that I consider her family.
by kittykat14 July 03, 2010
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people you love and love you back, not neccessarily blood or biological, but you trust them and they trust you, and they take care of you and you take care of them.
i live with a mom,dad,sister,brother, but my family is you guys(my friends)
by tardcake September 18, 2006
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A word used to force you to do things you don't want to do.
1. So you're going to leave your family just like that?
2. You have to forgive him he's your family, who cares if he shit in your cereal and raped your dog.

Family is overrated.
by Wompa One November 18, 2007
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The close relationships among a body of human beings through blood. Usually are annoying and invasive around the holidays.
"You can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family. Unless you kill them, marry somebody and procreate to start a new one."
by CrazyMike February 10, 2003
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