kinship group

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Related to kinship group: nuclear family, Status group
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kinship group - group of people related by blood or marriagekinship group - group of people related by blood or marriage
social group - people sharing some social relation
mishpachah, mishpocha - (Yiddish) the entire family network of relatives by blood or marriage (and sometimes close friends); "she invited the whole mishpocha"
family unit, family - primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
folks - your parents; "he wrote to his folks every day"
family tree, genealogy - successive generations of kin
totem - a clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object
Tribes of Israel, Twelve Tribes of Israel - twelve kin groups of ancient Israel each traditionally descended from one of the twelve sons of Jacob
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
clan member, clansman, clanswoman - a member of a clan
tribesman - someone who lives in a tribe
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The formal religious organizations were also popular in the Song and Yuan, because by constructing a Buddhist or Daoist cloister or chapel and donating landed properties to it, a kinship group was able to evade labor service charges and have their ancestors looked after.
The result are creations akin to opera transported on covered wagons by an underfunded kinship group so far from home that their efforts to re-create their abandoned culture produce fresh conventions.
As a result, the elected village cadres did not provide public goods to the whole village but instead provided private goods to their own kinship group.
The universality emphasized by Christianity and Islam displaced kinship and extended cooperation, altruism and resources to persons outside the kinship group, thereby decreasing Darwinian competition and the survival of unique genes.
Birmingham was regarded as a new place - it was not: it is named after a Germanic kinship group that settled here in the early Middle Ages.
Murders to protect family or community "honour" have increased in recent months in the northern Indian states of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, where unofficial village councils issue edicts condemning couples for marrying outside their caste or religion and condemn marriages within a kinship group, considered incestuous even though there is no biological connection.
It is easy holding together a "real community" such as a kinship group linked through blood, or a small village where everybody knows each other and all are able to agree directly to the rules of the game.
Menzies's observations about nursing teams has a relevance for the kinship group who express the same spectrum of anxiety--drowning or keeping it at bay, splitting, triangles, flight, displacement, control, denial--all enduring considerations for workers in human services.
The English language was used to substitute the kinship relationships people had with each member of the Woodland Cree kinship group.
This may be related to the fact that a larger number of children in the kinship group had an average IQ during the initial evaluation.