Avunculate definition

The relationship between a man and his sister's children, generally her sons.
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(In certain tribal peoples, for example, the Korowai) Refers to a special relationship between a man and a maternal uncle, and the mutual responsibilities between them.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
avunculate
Plural:
avunculates

Origin of avunculate

  • From Latin avunculus: uncle.

    From Wiktionary