kinship system

noun
(anthropology) the system of social relationships that constitute kinship in a particular culture, including the terminology that is used and the reciprocal obligations that are entailed
Topics: ↑anthropology
Hypernyms: ↑arrangement, ↑organization, ↑organisation, ↑system

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noun
: the system of social relationships connecting people in a culture who are or are held to be related and defining and regulating their reciprocal obligations

kinship systems vary in different forms of social organization — Thomas Gladwin


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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