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affinal

(əˈfaɪnəl)
adj
joined or connected by marriage
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Adj.1.affinal - (anthropology) related by marriage
anthropology - the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
related - connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage
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Kurradj is both song language for 'blood' and also the term for blood used in the Bininj Kunwok affinal kin respect register kun-debuy.
And capitalizing the old friendship, some water users have even established the affinal relationship.
kindreds, which include both cognatic and affinal kin, intersect in important ways with lou boundaries and we should not over-emphasize the distinctness of these essentially fluid and porous social categories.
Strongly comparative in orientation, the volume contrasts the relaxed attitude of southern courts toward cousin marriages (and their strongly negative attitude toward affinal marriages) with the "Western American System" described by Bernard Farber.
In her formulation, the primary focus of identity resided in affinal networks of patronage binding the gentry to the principal nobles of the county.
They were also lessening the likelihood that others could do the same as they had done--turning an affinal relation to land into a pseudo-patrilineal relation--by removing women from the gerrymandered genealogies.
with strong kin and affinal networks who have established themselves as
One possible explanation for using a separate term to mother's brother might be that under cross-cousin marriage, the ego becomes closer as affinal kin.
Kinship, ascribed and affinal, ensures links and easier access over a much larger area, decreasing risk.
Bloch's (1975b) own chapter addressed issues of property and affinal relations in two Malagasy societies.
Indeed, bestowal through initiation and marriage both create affinal links that involve similar obligations and rights and, therefore, duplicate the number of persons and families with whom one stands in emotionally close and, economically speaking, reciprocal relationships (Dousset 1999).
15) His overt claim on Lopme is as truck mechanic to the business but I can't speak to his affinal or maternal connections.