- The definition of kinship is a family relationship or other close relationship.
An example of kinship is the relationship between two brothers.
These three brothers have a close kinship.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- family relationship
- relationship; close connection
Origin: see kin and amp; -ship
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- Connection by blood, marriage, or adoption; family relationship.
- Relationship by nature or character; affinity.
kinship - Cultural Definition
A relation between two or more persons that is based on common ancestry (descent) or marriage (affinity).
kinship - Medical Definition