(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.
- Family grouping
noun 1. a system, used usually in the infant school, of grouping children of various ages together, esp for project work Also called vertical grouping
noun, Television Informal. 1. any broadcast period from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. when programs of general interest to the family are broadcast. noun a time during the evening when families are together talking, working on homework, or being entertained