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Family Resemblance

Lord, o.e. (Old English), lit. Loaf- giver, the head of a household and its internal distribution system.

To what extent is this identification made at a household level?  Each household has a lord and this feature of internal organization is replicated across the board without distinction?

If we understand lordship to be not simply a measure of social distinction between households but a property shared by all households, this raises one further question, how old is this idea of things?

Its method of reproducing itself may give us a rough estimate of its approximate age. This biological feature give’s us it’s potential range. It is rather wide.

Nuclear family, noun: nuclear family; plural noun: nuclear families
  1. a couple and their dependent children, regarded as a basic social unit.

 

 

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