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Definition: Kinship is the most universal and basic of all human relationships and is based on ties of blood, marriage, or adoption. There are two basic kinds of kinship ties: those based on blood ties that trace descent and those based on marriage, adoption, or other connections.

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Crossman, Ashley. "Kinship." ThoughtCo, Mar. 2, 2017, Crossman, Ashley. (2017, March 2). Kinship. Retrieved from Crossman, Ashley. "Kinship." ThoughtCo. (accessed March 19, 2018).