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Noun: kinship  'kin,ship
  1. A close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
    "felt a deep kinship with the other students"; "anthropology's kinship with the humanities";
    - affinity
  2. (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
    - family relationship, relationship

Derived forms: kinships

Type of: relation

Encyclopedia: Kinship