affined

adjective
af·​fined | \ a-ˈfīnd How to pronounce affined (audio) , ə- \

Definition of affined

1 : joined in a close relationship : connected
2 : bound by obligation

First Known Use of affined

1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for affined

probably borrowed from Middle French affiné, past participle of affiner "to enter into a relationship (with)" (verbal derivative of affin "spouse, relative by marriage"), with translated as -ed entry 1 — more at affine entry 1

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“Affined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/affined. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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