Immediate Family

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Definition: Immediate Family



What is the dictionary definition of Immediate Family?

Dictionary Definition


The immediate family is a defined group of relations, used in rules or laws to determine which members of a person’s family are affected by those rules.


Full Definition of Immediate Family


Someone’s spouse, parents and grandparents, children and grandchildren, brothers and sisters, mother in law and father in law, brothers in law and sisters in law, daughters in law and sons in law.

Adopted, half, and step members are also included in the immediate family. See also, first-degree relative.


Synonyms For Immediate Family


next of kin, close relative, close relatives, close family members, next-of-kin

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Definition Sources


Definitions for Immediate Family are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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