immediate family

immediate family
As the word appears in a mutual benefit certificate or in the rules and regulations of a mutual benefit society:-those members of the same household to which the insured belongs who are bound together by ties of relationship, such as one's parents, wife, children, brothers and sisters, excluding no one within the household for the reason only that he or she is not one whom the head of the family is legally bound to support. 36 Am J2d Frat O § 144.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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