kinship system

noun

Definition of kinship system

: 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

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“Kinship system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kinship%20system. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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