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family time

noun, Television Informal.

family hour

noun, Television Informal.
any broadcast period from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. when programs of general interest to the family are broadcast.
Also called family time.
Origin of family hour
1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was the family time, from eight until ten, at which latter hour he would usually go back from the drawing-room to his study.

    Soul of a Bishop H. G. Wells
  • This gave her family time to decide what should be done, and they settled to persuade her it had been a terrible delirium.

    The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 Augustus J. C. Hare
  • Of course the land has been in your family time out of mind, but those that are your nearest kin have always lived in the town.

    The Windy Hill Cornelia Meigs
Contemporary definitions for family time

a time during the evening when families are together talking, working on homework, or being entertained's 21st Century Lexicon
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