from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state of being an uncle; the relation of an uncle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The office or position of an uncle.
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- noun The office or position of an
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That degree of finish was surely rare among us -- rare at a time when the charm of so much of the cousinship and the uncleship, the kinship generally, had to be found in their so engagingly dispensing with any finish at all.
Greg, that if my father were to tell me that he had changed his mind, and paid your brother's debts out of sheer kindness and uncleship, and the rest of it, I should be well pleased.