- the state or fact of being of kin; family relationship.
- relationship by nature, qualities, etc.; affinity.
Origin of kinship
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Examples from the Web for kinship
And yet, the NRA professes no kinship for those being crushed beneath the jackboots.Why Isn't the NRA Defending Ferguson’s Blacks?
August 19, 2014
There have been gestures of peace and kinship from both sides.Caught Between Empires, Ukraine Can’t Rely on the West for its Independence
March 6, 2014
As far as Sal goes, did you feel a kinship with Rebel Without A Cause after playing James Dean?James Franco On ‘Sal,’ Banksy, His Gay Fascination, and That Faulkner Cover
November 4, 2013
Bruce Riedel on the kinship between Margaret Thatcher and Indira Gandhi.Margaret Thatcher's Real Soul Mate Was Indira Gandhi
April 17, 2013
There are family and blood ties and kinship that cross the border.Will Syria’s Civil War Cause Mayhem in Lebanon?
December 7, 2012
His only comments on the disclosure of kinship were a "Humph!"Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
I could have kicked Bayliss for his officious explanation of kinship.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
His father was my father's cousin, so that my kinship is none so near.The Shame of Motley
Less than ever did he now seek to prevail by the voice of kinship.Love-at-Arms
She was beheaded in May, 1541, being too near in kinship to the throne to be allowed to live.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
- blood relationship
- the state of having common characteristics or a common origin
Word Origin and History for kinship
- Connection by blood, marriage, or adoption; family relationship.
A relation between two or more persons that is based on common ancestry (descent) or marriage (affinity).