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genetic relationship

noun, Historical Linguistics
1.
the relationship that exists between languages that have developed from a single earlier language.
Also called genealogical relationship.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • Morphological resemblances as vestiges of genetic relationship.
  • In fact, he ought to be able to determine the genetic relationship between any two groups of people.

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