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  • adj. Of a family relationship by marriage of a relative (or through affinity), as opposed to consanguinity; in-law.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Related by marriage; from the same source.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Related by affinity; derived from the same source: as, affinal tribes or products.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (anthropology) related by marriage


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  • tienwru, if you mean etymologically, it's similar to affinity, which is from the Latin ad-, to, + f─źnis, boundary; meaning "related by marriage" (literally, "bordering on" or "adjacent to").

    June 10, 2013

  • I think it relate to ally, some one ready to help U.

    June 10, 2013

  • affinal related by marriage

    January 13, 2007