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English definition of “one-parent family”

one-parent family

noun [C]     /ˌwʌn.peə.rəntˈfæm.əl.i/ US  /-per.ənt-/ (also single-parent family)
a family that includes either a mother or a father but not bothParenting and caring for children
(Definition of one-parent family noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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