Meaning of first family

first' fam'ily

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a family having the highest or one of the highest social ranks in a given place.
  2. (often caps.) the family of the president of the U.S. or the family of the governor of a state.
  3. a family descended from a colonist or early settler in a country, region, etc.: one of the first families of Virginia.
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