people thought to be to be family to an individual, although they might not be related to that individual in any legal fashion. These people are engaged in decision-making with concern to the individual's home, responsibilities, and important unions.

OPPORTUNE FAMILY: "An opportune family is no longer a foreign concept in this day and age."
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