Definition of kinship noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    kinship

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈkɪnʃɪp//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] the fact of being related in a family the ties of kinship
  2. 2[uncountable, singular] a feeling of being close to someone because you have similar origins or attitudes We tend to feel kinship with those who share the same values. synonym affinity
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: kinship