kin-ship

kinship

[kin-ship]
noun
1.
the state or fact of being of kin; family relationship.
2.
relationship by nature, qualities, etc.; affinity.

Origin:
1825–35; kin + -ship


1. See relationship. 1, 2. connection. 2. bearing.
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kinship (ˈkɪnʃɪp)
 
n
1.  blood relationship
2.  the state of having common characteristics or a common origin

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kinship kin·ship (kĭn'shĭp')
n.
Connection by blood, marriage, or adoption; family relationship.

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kinship definition


A relation between two or more persons that is based on common ancestry (descent) or marriage (affinity).

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