first-family

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:
1835–45, Americanism

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