from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Connection by blood, marriage, or adoption; family relationship.
  • n. Relationship by nature or character; affinity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. relation or connection by blood, marriage or adoption
  • n. relation or connection by nature or character

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Family relationship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Relationship; consanguinity; generic affinity.

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

  • n. a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
  • n. (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption


From kin +‎ -ship. (Wiktionary)



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