I made my argument for her removal when I discovered her relation to XXXX and it was denied.
That's truer than ever in relation to today's Tea Party–dominated Republican Party.
Yes, I've certainly felt that way in relation to other people.
late 14c., "connection, correspondence;" also "act of telling," from Anglo-French relacioun, Old French relacion "report, connection" (14c.), from Latin relationem (nominative relatio) "a bringing back, restoring; a report, proposition," from relatus (see relate). Meaning "person related by blood or marriage" first attested c.1500. Stand-alone phrase no relation "not in the same family" is attested by 1930.
relation re·la·tion (rĭ-lā'shən)
A logical or natural association between two or more things; relevance of one to another; connection.
The connection of people by blood or marriage; kinship.
A person connected to another by blood or marriage; a relative.
The positional relationship of the teeth or other structures in the mouth.
See equivalence relation, partial ordering, pre-order, total ordering.