Actually, "family" goes back to Aristotle's lecture notes, and meant everyone living together, including a family's slaves, animals, paid servants, Uncle Sven who isn't actually related to anyone but came back with your father after Father's short outlawry, etc. Thus, having a nuclear family, as opposed to extended family, is one step up from being kinless.
I expect that the Orlanthi recognize family to the same extent that they recognize Bed Marriage (where a couple just shacks up together, much like Common Law Marriage in RW), friendships, and numerous other extra-legal relations, on an ad hoc basis. It would be handled on a case by case basis, not cited as legal precedence except for the precedence that it CAN be noted.
> Clan is family. Bloodline is important but secondary,
Clans are a not-necessarily-permanent collection of bloodlines. All fines are payable by bloodlines (and thus cannot be paid within a bloodline, which can lead to kinstrife).
> at least in my Glorantha...
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