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Answer for the clue "State of relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption ", 7 letters:
kinship

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Word definitions for kinship in dictionaries

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 relation or connection by blood, marriage or adoption 2 relation or connection by nature or character

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character; "found a natural affinity with the immigrants"; "felt a deep kinship with the other students"; "anthropology's kinship with the humanities" [syn: affinity ] state ...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Kinship \Kin"ship\, n. Family relationship.

Usage examples of kinship.

Rosa have much ground to claim kinship in the collateral of Afrikanerdom where, if you went back three hundred years, every Cloete and Smit and van Heerden would turn out to have blood-ties with everyone else.

But the New Amazonian system was based on personal contact, kinship and friendship systems, alliances and bargains hammered out during drawn-out suppers.

Schools, did not remember the broader patterns of responsibilities and kinship that operated in Barding households, and it struck her for the first time.

But in the dim light Kane recognized immediately the kinship of this monolithic crystal to the bloodstone ring upon his forger.

When they had mutely acknowledged their kinship with a smile - the Chechen country-crunk music filling the club was amped up to 11, and made talking impossible - the guy nodded to Cirri that she should go first.

Though the ties of kinship were strong in the Fincastles and Craigies, the moral climate of Calvinism was not favourable to effervescent emotion.

KINSHIP was wandering around at the head of a retinue of cameramen, sound recordists and general dogbodies when I arrived at Newbury racecourse on the following day, Wednesday.

Fison may after all be right in referring the partiality of a Fijian grandfather for his grandson in the last resort to a system of exogamy and female kinship.

Their strategy in dealing with them proved their kinship: they let the grinning, gauntleted vampires close with them and charge, then ducked through Mobius doors.

Laurence could not help but feel a certain kinship with him, as a fellow Westerner in the depths of the Oriental enclave, and though De Guignes was himself not a military man, his familiarity with the French aerial corps made him sympathetic company.

Nevertheless, it was a passable imitation, though bearing a closer kinship to the subsidence formations of the Martian Tithonius Lacus than to the hydrologically formed Grand Canyon of Arizona.

In the course of time it would go down into legend and tradition, as the thing which the Hindu theologians call Jataka, and I felt a sort of kinship, of comradeship, with that many-armed, grinning old idol of Shiva Natarajah.

A man who had no lower to fall was dangerous and his innocent claiming of Mohock kinship had obviously rattled the fellow.

The Piegan and Blackfeet have a kinship, I believe, but I am not clear on just what the relationship is.

The Oblomovka meals that Oblomov reminisces about in dream visions of his childhood past convey a precapitalist kinship model and a connection with folk mythology that have at their center a sense of nurturing, harmony, and communion, all of which the hero, as an adult, finds woefully lacking in the bustling St.