head of a family


head of a family
A phrase familiar in statutes pro- viding exemption from execution, especially the exemption of the homestead The person who is under a legal or moral obligation for the support of a family, consisting of two or more persons, living in one household. Moyer v Drummond, 32 SC 165, 10 SE 952. The person who has assumed the burden of supporting such a family although under no duty to do so. Holloway v Holloway, 86 Ga 576, 12 SE 943; Sternberg v Levy, 159 Mo 617, 60 SW 1114. See householder.

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