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English definition of “kinship”

kinship

noun [U]     /ˈkɪn.ʃɪp/
the relationship between members of the same family: Different ethnic groups have different systems of kinship.Family relations in general a feeling of being close or similar to other people or things: He felt a real sense of kinship with his fellow soldiers.
(Definition of kinship noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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