the closely related members of a family as a group.
a section in a theater containing less expensive seats, as the topmost gallery.
members of a family regarded as a closed group
(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. .
- 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