Definition of joint family noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


joint family

BrE BrE//ˈdʒɔɪnt fæməli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɔɪnt fæməli//
(Indian English) Family background
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a family structure in which grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins are considered as a single unit living in one house See related entries: Family background