6. “Family”.

meaning of, For the purposes of this Order, each of the following shall be treated as constituting a family, namely-
(a) (i) a man and his wife living together,
(ii) any child or children, being issue or theirs; or of such man or such wife,
(iii) any child or children being maintained by such man or wife;

(b) a man not having a wife or not living together with his wife, any child or children, being issue of his, and any child or children being maintained by him;

(c) a woman not having a husband or not living together with her husband, any child or children being issue of hers, and any child or children being maintained by her;

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(d) a man or woman and his or her brother, sister, ancestor or lineal descendant living with him or her; and

(e) any combination of one or more of the groups specified in clause (a), clause (b), clause (c) or clause (d) of this rule.

Explanation-
For the avoidance of doubts, it is hereby declared that the provisions of rule 6 shall be without any prejudice to the concept of “family” in any personal law or in any other law for the time being in force.

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