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amitate

[am-i-teyt, -tit] /ˈæm ɪˌteɪt, -tɪt/
noun, Anthropology
1.
a close social relationship between a paternal aunt and her niece.
Origin
< Latin amit(a) paternal aunt + -ate3
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