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1 : of or relating to the household or family [a servant] [ relations] see also family court
2 : of, relating to, or originating within a country or state and esp. one's own country or state [the state has personal jurisdiction over corporations] compare foreign, municipal
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.