[ UK /kˈɪnʃɪp/ ]
[ US /ˈkɪnˌʃɪp/ ]
  1. a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
    felt a deep kinship with the other students
    anthropology's kinship with the humanities
    found a natural affinity with the immigrants
  2. (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
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How To Use kinship In A Sentence

  • Animals are humanized, that is, the kinship between animal and human life is still keenly felt, and this reminds us of those early animistic interpretations of nature which subsequently led to doctrines of metempsychosis. The Art of the Story-Teller
  • These networks, which included certain kinds of neighbouring, included those for whom ties of kinship were of primary significance.
  • The present chapter takes a very broad comparative and evolutionary look at family and kinship. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies
  • Hard graft and study of the score allowed him to master a wide repertoire without nationality kinships questioning his ability to conduct music from all periods.
  • In contrast, George finds great kinship in the pristine and untainted teachings of the Hebrew codifier, Moses.
  • If, through their labors to transform misava into masimu, women established traditional tenure rights not explicitly recognized by patriliny, then likewise, through the everyday habits of farming, women learned, performed, and nurtured relationships that overlapped with, but ranged far beyond, blood - and marriage-based patrilineal kinship. Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique
  • His tribe has both Turkmen and Arab branches (which demonstrates once again that a ‘tribe’ is often based on fictive kinship and is a little like a political party, which can be joined or left over time).
  • He does not feel a kinship with the countries of his forebears.
  • Chapter 3 described the web of relationships of pre-colonial societies in which kinship was the prime determinant of obligation and responsibility.
  • Boehner said he feels a certain kinship with the outsider candidates, who remind him of himself 20 years ago. The rise, fall and rise of John Boehner
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