(US) the choosing of the sex of a future child on the basis of how many children of each sex a family already has
noun 1. a large Bible usually having pages at the front for recording the marriages, births, and deaths in a family. noun 1. a large Bible used for family worship in which births, marriages, and deaths are recorded
noun 1. the closely related members of a family as a group. 2. a section in a theater containing less expensive seats, as the topmost gallery. noun 1. members of a family regarded as a closed group 2. (mainly US) the cheap seating area in a theatre behind or above the dress circle
- Family compact
noun (Canadian) 1. the Family Compact, the ruling oligarchy in Upper Canada in the early 19th century 2. (often not capitals) any influential clique
noun 1. .