/ kɪnʃɪp /
family relationship · relationship
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State of relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption; SYN. family relationship, relationship.
In anthropology, human relationship based on blood or marriage, and sanctified by law and custom. Kinship forms the basis for most human societies and for such social groupings as the family, clan, or tribe.
The social significance of kinship varies from society to society. Most human societies have evolved strict social rules, customs, and taboos regarding kinship and sexual behavior (such as the prohibition of incest), marriage, and inheritance.