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1) family, in sociology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...How a society defines family as a primary group, and the functions it asks families to perform, are by no means constant. There has been much recent discussion of...

2) family leave. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Family and Medical Leave Act (1993) attempts to balance family and work obligations. This law, which covers companies with 50 or more workers and employees with at...

3) Family Compact, in Canadian history. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Family Compact, in Canadian history, name popularly applied to a small, powerful group of men who dominated the government of Upper Canada (Ontario) from the closing...

4) Carter family. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Carter family, group of singers that specialized in traditional music of the Southern Appalachian Mountains; it consisted of A(lvin) P(leasant) Carter, 1891-1960,...

5) Kano, family or school of Japanese painters. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...His work is Japanese in spirit, reflecting the influence of Chinese art in technique and style. Only a few of his works survive. His son, Kano Motonobu, c.1476-1559,...

6) Medici, Italian family. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Italian family that directed the destinies of Florence from the 15th cent. until 1737. Of obscure origin, they rose to immense wealth as merchants and bankers, became...

7) Gaddi, family of Florentine artists. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Vasari to have been associated with Cimabue and Giotto. Among the mosaics attributed to him are those in the portico of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, and Coronation...

8) Holy Family. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Holy Family, term referring to the child Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. In the Roman Catholic Church the feast in its honor falls usually on the first Sunday after the...

9) Maccabees, Jewish family. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jewish family of the 2d and 1st cent. B.C. that brought about a restoration of Jewish political and religious life. They are also called Hasmoneans or Asmoneans after...

10) Hohenzollern, German princely family. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...German princely family that ruled Brandenburg (1415-1918), Prussia (1525-1918), and Germany (1871-1918). 1Originating in S Germany and traceable to the 11th cent.,...

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