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a family having the highest or one of the highest social ranks in a given place.
often initial capital letters
) the family of the president of the U.S. or the family of the governor of a state.
a family descended from a colonist or early settler in a country, region, etc.:
one of the first families of Virginia.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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