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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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79-88), and how entombed epigraphy differed from other available genres of commemorative writing in placing greater emphasis on affinal kin and marriage alliances (p.
Long-term alliances between neighboring villages not only secured future reproductivity but also protected the present generation's security through affinal bonds that sometimes reduced the outbreak of warfare.
Anthropologists frequently separate their considerations of marriage from those of pregnancy and childbirth--reflecting, in part, a problematic history of assuming a natural distinction between filial and affinal relationships (Schneider 1984)--but striking echoes emerge between them, especially in the case of Botswana.
Like Smart, King (1976) contended that affinal kin should be included in a kindred; this was in marked contrast to Freeman, who excluded them in his prize-winning essay 'The concept of the kindred' (1961) and in his Report on the Iban (1970).
(14) The Church Growth Movement emphasizes the affinal and consanguineal kinship groups (tribe, caste, or clan) as the most viable means of conversion.
In the families interviewed, we found that they had created broad kinship networks that included both consanguineous and affinal kin, intergenerational kinship, and a variety of family structures that included Dominican, Puerto Ricans, and others across homes in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and New York City.
Alvarez insists he is a 'member' of the Manobo 'tribe.' But Manobo is an ethnicity, not a Rotary club where one becomes a 'member.' One is either born Manobo (consanguineal, by blood) or, to a limited extent, married into it (affinal).
The distinction is between cultivated and natural, consanguineal and affinal (p.130).
Affinal relations talk about comprise of husband and wife, mother in law and daughter-in-law, jeth (husband's elder brother) and jethani (husband's elder brother's wife), devar (husband's younger brother), nanad (sister-in-law or husband's sister).
(80) Thomas Reuter, 'Precedence in Sumatra: An analysis of the construction of status in affinal relations and origin groups', Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land-, en Volkenkunde 148, 3/4 (1992): 514-15.