house (n.)
ancestry, lineage, family
1H4 II.iii.3[Hotspur alone, reading a letter] I could be well contented to be there, in respect of the love I bear your house
E3 II.i.263[Countess to King Edward] To be a king is of a younger house / Than to be married [i.e. it derives from more recent times]
MM II.iv.112[Isabella to Angelo] Ignomy in ransom and free pardon / Are of two houses
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