blood relationship n.
Relationship by blood or by a common ancestor.
blood relationship is traced as far as the second cousin and is a bar to marriage.
Social duty is a matter of blood relationship, and extends only to the kindred.
Whilst remaining absolutely independent, the ties of blood relationship and language point to Holland for a domestic base.
In this way the degree of blood relationship could be ascertained.
blood relationship through a common mother preceded that of descent through the father in the development of society.
Totame, or totem is the term, and it is a word appealed to by them with pride, and as furnishing evidence of blood relationship.
Through heredity—the leadership descending from one generation to the next in the line of blood relationship.
Hence in most cases the term Zulu implies political rather than blood relationship.
The terms do not denote degrees of blood relationship, but of brotherhood in the totem (or phratry, or matrimonial class).
Monarchs frequently applied this epithet to their noblemen, even when no blood relationship existed.