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kinship

 [kin´ship]
a group of individuals of varying degrees of descent from a common ancestor.

kin·ship

(kin'ship),
The state of being genetically related.

kinship

Vox populi Relationship by marriage or, specifically, a blood ties

kin·ship

(kin'ship)
The state of being genetically related.

kinship

the possession of a common ancestor in the recent past.
References in classic literature ?
And while he is not unresponsive to the majestic greatness of Nature in her vast forms and vistas, he is never impelled, like Byron, to claim with them the kinship of a haughty elemental spirit.
"I still have some kinship with you then, Mopo, and that I am glad of.
His lover's imagination had made her holy, too holy, too spiritualized, to have any kinship with him in the flesh.
When we can really feel its wild heart beating against ours its subtle life will steal into our veins and make us its own for ever, so that no matter where we go or how wide we wander in the noisy ways of cities or over the lone ways of the sea, we shall yet be drawn back to the forest to find our most enduring kinship."