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affectional

[uh-fek-shuh-nl] /əˈfɛk ʃə nl/
adjective
1.
relating to or implying affection.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; affection1 + -al1
Related forms
affectionally, adverb
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  • The affectional basis of marriage presumably works to make the partners equals.

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