Adjective "affinal" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Concerning or having a family relationship by marriage.
  1. 'Does it belong to the birth family or the affinal family?'
  2. 'Most cases illustrated here concern fine-tuning of the affinal category in such a way that it is possible to establish the necessary distinctions among classificatory in-laws, potential in-laws and actual in-laws.'


1. related by or concerning marriage.

More examples(as adjective)

"accesses can be affinal."


Mid 19th century: from Latin affinis ‘related’ (see affinity) + -al.