Definitions

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  • n. A rank in a taxonomic classification, above both genus and species.
  • n. A taxon at this rank.

Etymologies

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From Latin familia.

Examples

  • In the years I have grown and healed from the violence I suffered in the name of familia, my view of being a Latina has evolved.

    New Harbinger: Taking Back My Culture

  • The life of the familia was a realisation of the present and its needs and perils, without the stimulus to take much thought about the past, or indeed about the future; for it, sufficient for the day was the evil thereof; for what had been and what was to come it could look to the gens to which it owed its existence.

    The Religious Experience of the Roman People From the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus

  • All such crimes, serious or petty, as are now tried and disposed of in our criminal courts, were then, if committed by a slave, punishable only by the master; and in the majority of cases, if the familia were a large one, they probably never reached his ears.

    Social life at Rome in the Age of Cicero

  • He dropped the ball para la familia, that is, between all three of the scurrying opposing players.

    New Haven Independent

  • And thus the religion of the familia will be a religion of practical utility, of daily work, of struggle with perils to which the shepherd and the tiller of the soil are liable; it is not the worship of an idea of kinship expressed in some dimly conceived common ancestor; the familia, as I hope to show, had no common ancestor who could be the object of worship, except that of the gens from which it had sprung.

    The Religious Experience of the Roman People From the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus

  • Today it is up to our 'familia' to make something other than a sidewalk gawk-fest and make her party something she will remember, with great thoughts, for the rest of her life!

    La Quincea�era

  • And when the mijos or mijas of machine members get in trouble like "Lil Fabian", Esteban Nunez and his "Hazard Crew Homies", what actions do the elders of the "familia" undertake in protecting their own ?

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • They loved him for his munificence; and his peculiar popularity increased from the time when they learned that he had spoken before Cæsar in opposition to the sentence of death issued against the whole "familia," that is, against all the slaves of the prefect Pedanius Secundus, without distinction of sex or age, because one of them had killed that monster in a moment of despair.

    Quo Vadis: a narrative of the time of Nero

  • The Testator conveyed to him outright his whole "familia," that is, all the rights he enjoyed over and through the family; his property, his slaves, and all his ancestral privileges, together, on the other hand, with all his duties and obligations.

    Ancient Law Its Connection to the History of Early Society

  • COindy wrote: The Denver DA's office is busy investigating whether there were any fresh fruit or vegetables present at the crime scene in their quest to file Ag Trespass charges. realworld wrote: At least he kept it in the "familia"

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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  • In feudalism, the personal household of a lord (not all were relatives).

    August 25, 2008