Kinship

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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, thoughtco.com/kinship-3026370. Crossman, Ashley. (2017, March 2). Kinship. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/kinship-3026370 Crossman, Ashley. "Kinship." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/kinship-3026370 (accessed January 17, 2018).