genetic relationship

noun Historical Linguistics.
the relationship that exists between languages that have developed from a single earlier language.
Also called genealogical relationship.

1875–80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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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