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first family

noun
1.
a family having the highest or one of the highest social ranks in a given place.
2.
(often initial capital letters) the family of the president of the U.S. or the family of the governor of a state.
3.
a family descended from a colonist or early settler in a country, region, etc.:
one of the first families of Virginia.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism
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  • That's true even of items acquired at the wishes of the first family.
  • The new president was sworn in while surrounded by a clan that redrew the image of the first family.
  • They deeply resent their nickname: the first family of corporate welfare.
  • They were known as the first family of country music.
  • It's the first family's inaugural attire, on the other hand, that's hotly anticipated every four years.
  • No news photographers were allowed during the first family's tour.
  • It serves as the center of the first family's ceremonial, social and political activities.

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