the Family Compact, the ruling oligarchy in Upper Canada in the early 19th century
(often not capitals) any influential clique
noun 1. .
- Family credit
noun 1. (formerly, in Britain) a means-tested allowance paid to low-earning families with one or more dependent children and one or both parents in work: replaced by Working Families’ Tax Credit in 1999
- Family division
noun 1. (Brit, law) a division of the High Court of Justice dealing with divorce, the rights of access to children, etc
noun 1. a general practitioner. noun 1. See general practitioner family doctor n.