Kinship



[kin-ship] /ˈkɪn ʃɪp/

noun
1.
the state or fact of being of ; family relationship.
2.
relationship by nature, qualities, etc.; affinity.
/ˈkɪnʃɪp/
noun
1.
blood relationship
2.
the state of having common characteristics or a common origin
n.

by 1764, from kin + -ship. A more pure word than relationship, which covers the same sense but is a hybrid.

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

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

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