Legal Definition and Related Resources of Kinship

Meaning of Kinship

The matter of being kin. See kin.

Legal Definition of Kinship

Culturally defined relationships between individuals who are commonly thought of as having family ties. Kinship is based on marriage, descent, and, occasionally, fictive relationships as well.

Synonyms of Kinship


  • affiliation
  • affinity
  • association
  • bond
  • brotherhood
  • closeness
  • cognation
  • connection
  • consanguinity
  • family
  • family connection
  • kindredship
  • link
  • propinquity
  • relation
  • relationship
  • tie

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Definition of Kinship

In relation to social issues, a meaning of kinship is provided here: the patterns and rules of relationship among people who are linked or related to each other through shared descent from common ancestors or through marriage.



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