relating to or implying affection.

1855–60; affection1 + -al1

affectionally, adverb Unabridged
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affection (əˈfɛkʃən)
1.  a feeling of fondness or tenderness for a person or thing; attachment
2.  (often plural) emotion, feeling, or sentiment: to play on a person's affections
3.  pathol any disease or pathological condition
4.  psychol See also affect any form of mental functioning that involves emotion
5.  the act of affecting or the state of being affected
6.  archaic inclination or disposition
[C13: from Latin affectiōn- disposition, from afficere to affect1]

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The affectional basis of marriage presumably works to make the partners equals.
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