[ uh-vuhng-kyuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ əˈvʌŋ kyə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
a close social relationship between a maternal uncle and his nephew.
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British Dictionary definitions for avunculate
/ (əˈvʌŋkjʊlɪt) /
the custom in some societies of assigning rights and duties to a maternal uncle concerning his sister's son
of, relating to, or governed by this custom
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