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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (anthropology) related by marriage.

Usage examples (31)
  • Obviously Sonia being an affinal kin does not share the same feeling.
  • The second innovation was more dramatic and stemmed from an affinal connection dating back to Elena's adolescence.
  • Indeed, a beneficial aspect of Huang's ascendency may have been to prevent affinal families from gaining influence.
  • Under the Han, this pattern would have led to a dominant position at court for one or another of the affinal families. for more
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