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Blood kinship   /bləd kˈɪnʃˌɪp/   Listen
Blood kinship

(anthropology) related by blood.  Synonyms: cognation, consanguinity.

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"Blood kinship" Quotes from Famous Books

... Eyolf, Asta and Allmers are introduced to us at first as half-sister and half-brother; and only at the end of the second act does it appear that Asta's mother (Allmers' stepmother) was unfaithful to her husband, and that, Asta being the fruit of this infidelity, there is no blood kinship between her and Allmers. The danger of relying upon such complexities is shown by the fact that so acute a critic as M. Jules Lemaitre, in writing of Little Eyolf, mistook the situation, and thought that Asta fled from Allmers because he was her brother, whereas in fact she fled because he ...
— Play-Making - A Manual of Craftsmanship • William Archer

Words linked to "Blood kinship" :   kinship, anthropology, affinity, relationship, family relationship

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