What's the point with ''step family''?
Like my father married some lady and her daughters are called my ''step sisters'. They're definitely not my sister. We're not even related.
- FoofaLv 71 year ago
The term "step" in this context comes from the Latin-Old English where it actually meant something more like "orphan". But this was back at a time when divorce was rare and most marriages ended with the death of a spouse.
- Pearl LLv 71 year ago
cause that lady married your dad and they became your sisters
- - Mé -Lv 71 year ago
It's a legal term that helps to define this situation. Yes, they are not biologically related to you, but they are legally related to you because your father married their mother.