extended family

Definition of "extended family"
  1. Relatives of a child beyond the immediate parents, like grandparents, aunts, uncles, and occasionally close friends
How to use "extended family" in a sentence
  1. After her parents' demise, her extended family stepped in to support her.
  2. The child spent every summer visiting his extended family in the country.
  3. She considers her best friend's parents as a part of her extended family.

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