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kinship

kin·ship

kinship

 
pronunciation:
kIn shIp
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state or fact of being a relative or relatives, esp. by birth.
Most of the people living in this mountain region are connected by kinship.
similar words:
relation
definition 2: the state or fact of sharing common ideas, values, characteristics, or the like; likeness; affinity.