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kinship

Line breaks: kin|ship
Pronunciation: /ˈkɪnʃɪp
 
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Definition of kinship in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Blood relationship.
Example sentences
  • Likewise there is no established framework of social relations, such as kinship, which people can be slotted into.
  • It is therefore almost impossible to separate kinship from trading relations and cooperation.
  • Flesh and bone, or, as in the later idiom, flesh and blood, thus epitomizes kinship, the tangible bonds between family members.
Synonyms
relationship, relatedness, being related, family ties, family connections, blood relationship, blood ties, common ancestry, common lineage, kindred, connection
formal consanguinity, propinquity
1.1 [count noun] A sharing of characteristics or origins: they felt a kinship with architects
More example sentences
  • Though different, we share similarities, kinships, commitments, and suffering, and this common ground is as significant as the privileging of the individual.
  • This, ultimately, is a play about existential resemblances and contrasts, kinships and irreconcilables, uncomfortable truths and futile lies that underlie delicate relationships and unbridgeable chasms.
  • The unmanageable profusion of tags for people, places, and kinships, distinguishes scientific expertise from other modes of knowledge and authority.
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