from The Century Dictionary.

  • Related by affinity; derived from the same source: as, affinal tribes or products.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Related by marriage; from the same source.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective family Of a family relationship by marriage of a relative (or through affinity), as opposed to consanguinity; in-law.

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  • adjective (anthropology) related by marriage


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  • affinal related by marriage

    January 13, 2007

  • I think it relate to ally, some one ready to help U.

    June 10, 2013

  • tienwru, if you mean etymologically, it's similar to affinity, which is from the Latin ad-, to, + fīnis, boundary; meaning "related by marriage" (literally, "bordering on" or "adjacent to").

    June 10, 2013