Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of affinal in English:
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.
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