Definition: (2 Words) Substitute Family

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Posted by Cheryl ( on March 18, 2001 at 11:11:35:

Main Entry: 1sub·sti·tute
Pronunciation: 's&b-st&-"tüt, -"tyüt
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin substitutus, past participle of substituere to put in place of, from sub- + statuere to set up, place -- more at STATUTE
Date: 15th century
: a person or thing that takes the place or function of another
- substitute adjective


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Main Entry: 1fam·i·ly
Pronunciation: 'fam-lE, 'fa-m&-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -lies
Etymology: Middle English familie, from Latin familia household (including servants as well as kin of the householder), from famulus servant
Date: 15th century
1 : a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head : HOUSEHOLD
2 a : a group of persons of common ancestry : CLAN b : a people or group of peoples regarded as deriving from a common stock : RACE
3 a : a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation : FELLOWSHIP b : the staff of a high official (as the President)
4 : a group of things related by common characteristics: as a : a closely related series of elements or chemical compounds b : a group of soils that have similar profiles and include one or more series c : a group of related languages descended from a single ancestral language
5 a : the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their own or adopted children; also : any of various social units differing from but regarded as equivalent to the traditional family b : spouse and children
6 a : a group of related plants or animals forming a category ranking above a genus and below an order and usually comprising several to many genera b in livestock breeding (1) : the descendants or line of a particular individual especially of some outstanding female (2) : an identifiable strain within a breed
7 : a set of curves or surfaces whose equations differ only in parameters
8 : a unit of a crime syndicate (as the Mafia) operating within a geographical area

I kinda thought of this because of my family growing up just a thought but you guys are definately a substitute family for me in addition to the one I have now.

Love as always

Tomorrows word: Mentor

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