amitate

amitate

[am-i-teyt, -tit]
noun Anthropology.
a close social relationship between a paternal aunt and her niece.

Origin:
< Latin amit(a) paternal aunt + -ate3

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To amitate
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: amitabha
Next Definition: amitoses
Words Near: amitate
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for amitate
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing amitate
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature