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Definition of the adjective affinal

What does affinal mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. (anthropology) related by marriage

Alternative definition of the adjective affinal


  1. [context: family] Of a family relationship by marriage of a relative (or through affinity), as opposed to consanguinity; in-law.

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Google previewThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies, 4 Volume Set (2016)

by Constance L. Shehan

ANDREA LAMBERT SOUTH Northern Kentucky University, USA Affinal relatives are family members who are related as a result of...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Community (2003)

From the Village to the Virtual World by DAVID LEVINSON, KAREN CHRISTENSEN

Those related by marriage, such as husband and wife, and in-laws, are called affinal kin. Kin ties are cultural universals and throughout human history have been the basic ties that bind persons to one another. Nearly all people spend a good ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Sociology (2014)

by John Scott

are usually referred to as affinal relationships. Some social scientists make a distinction between the study of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Anthropology (2000)

by Darshan Singh Maini

These relationships are sometimes exclusively commercial, and sometimes affinal, and extend to more distant residential communities.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of North-East India (2007)

by Col Ved Prakash

The word affinal surprisingly does not exist in the English dictionaries. The word, 'affinitive', possibly meaning exactly same thing as "affinal ", does find a place as an adjective of the main Tribes in Western Arunachal 1 097.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mental Health (2015)

Affinal versus Sanguine ties Affinal ties are ties that are family ties derived via affiliation, such as ties to in-laws. Sanguine ties are ties that arise from blood relationships, such as parent and child. Diverse social network An adult's network ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Mexico (2015)

by Michael Werner

More humble Spanish residents also maintained complex households in which both affinal and consanguineous kin resided. Mixed family households were also not uncommon; in such a household, two or more families might inhabit the ...

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Affinal Meaning

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Scrabble value of A1F4F4I1N1A1L1

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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