Translation of kinship in Spanish:

kinship

Pronunciation: /ˈkɪnʃɪp/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • (blood relationship) parentesco (masculine); (similarity) similitud (feminine)
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    • 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.
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    • 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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