consanguinity

consanguinity [ kon-sang-GWIN-i-tee ] [ noun ]

MEANING : 1. blood relationship or kinship 2. a close relationship, affinity or connection

USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : Though the Iranians may claim a sense of consanguinity with the Germanic races, there is little similarity between them culturally.

USAGE EXAMPLE 2 : Sometimes the Israelis and Palestinians are best lef alone to try to sort out their tragic consanguinity

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