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amitate

[ am-i-teyt, -tit ]
/ ˈæm ɪˌteɪt, -tɪt /
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noun Anthropology.

a close social relationship between a paternal aunt and her niece.

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Origin of amitate

<Latin amit(a) paternal aunt + -ate3
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