Entry from British & World English dictionary
Concerning or having a family relationship by marriage.
- Most cases illustrated here concern fine-tuning of the affinal category in such a way that it is possible to establish the necessary distinctions among classificatory in-laws, potential in-laws and actual in-laws.
- Buffaloes, preferably full-grown bulls, are involved in funerals in two ways: some are contributed by consanguineal relatives and others are lent by affinal kin or even friends.
- Consanguineal relatives are considered more important than are affinal relatives.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: af|final
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.