Definition of kinship noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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