from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sacred obligation of family or friendship; a tie or bond of relationship or intimacy.

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

  • noun Necessitousness; want.
  • noun Necessary connection or relation.

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

  • noun rare The state or characteristic of being in need; neediness.
  • noun rare, usually pluralized A circumstance or event which is necessary or unavoidable, especially because it is a requirement of a social role or natural state of affairs.
  • noun rare Necessity.


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