Definitions for kinshipˈkɪn ʃɪp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the state of being kin; family relationship.
Category: Anthropology, Sociology
relationship by nature, qualities, etc.; affinity; likeness.
Origin of kinship:
a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
"found a natural affinity with the immigrants"; "felt a deep kinship with the other students"; "anthropology's kinship with the humanities"
kinship, family relationship, relationship(noun)
(anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
relation or connection by blood, marriage or adoption
relation or connection by nature or character
Origin: kin + -ship