relations by affinity


relations by affinity
See affinity.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Affinity — Af*fin i*ty, n.; pl. {Affinities}. [OF. afinit[ e], F. affinit[ e], L. affinites, fr. affinis. See {Affined}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Relationship by marriage (as between a husband and his wife s blood relations, or between a wife and her husband s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Relations entre la Chine et le Japon — Relations entre la Chine et le Japon …   Wikipédia en Français

  • affinity — /afinatiy/ A close agreement; relation; spiritual relation or attraction held to exist between certain persons. State ex inf. Norman v. Ellis, 325 Mo. 154, 28 S.W.2d 363, 367. Relation which one spouse because of marriage has to blood relatives… …   Black's law dictionary

  • affinity — /afinatiy/ A close agreement; relation; spiritual relation or attraction held to exist between certain persons. State ex inf. Norman v. Ellis, 325 Mo. 154, 28 S.W.2d 363, 367. Relation which one spouse because of marriage has to blood relatives… …   Black's law dictionary

  • affinity — The connection existing in consequence of marriage between each of the married persons and the kindred of the other. Re Bordeau s Estate, 37 Wash 2d 561, 225 132d 433, 26 ALR2d 249. The tie between one spouse and the blood relations of the other …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • affinity — This word, from a Latin term meaning connection by marriage, refers to a natural liking for, or attraction to, another person. An affinity is a bond or tie of sympathy, feeling, or kinship and refers only to relations between people, not to… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • affinity — Synonyms and related words: a thing for, accord, accordance, addition, adduction, adjunct, affairs, affiliation, agape, agreement, alikeness, alliance, allurement, amity, analogy, approximation, aptitude, aptness, assemblage, assent, association …   Moby Thesaurus

  • relations — Family connections. Business, professional, or social connections. When used in wills, the word is ordinarily construed as including relatives by consanguinity, and excluding relatives by affinity, unless a contrary intention is manifested. The… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • relations — Synonyms and related words: accord, act of love, addition, adjunct, adultery, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agnate, alliance, ancestry, aphrodisia, approximation, ass, assemblage, association, balling, blood, blood relation, blood relative,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Affinity — 1) *Canon law was strict in forbidding marriage between couples too closely related by marriage or by being a godparent. Such marriages could be rendered null by the Church. Thus, though a later instance, Henry VIII s marriage to Catherine of… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases