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Affinity

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(1):

(n.) A relation between species or highe/ groups dependent on resemblance in the whole plan of structure, and indicating community of origin.

(2):

(n.) Relationship by marriage (as between a husband and his wife's blood relations, or between a wife and her husband's blood relations); - in contradistinction to consanguinity, or relationship by blood; - followed by with, to, or between.

(3):

(n.) Kinship generally; close agreement; relation; conformity; resemblance; connection; as, the affinity of sounds, of colors, or of languages.

(4):

(n.) Companionship; acquaintance.

(5):

(n.) That attraction which takes place, at an insensible distance, between the heterogeneous particles of bodies, and unites them to form chemical compounds; chemism; chemical or elective affinity or attraction.

(6):

(n.) A superior spiritual relationship or attraction held to exist sometimes between persons, esp. persons of the opposite sex; also, the man or woman who exerts such psychical or spiritual attraction.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Affinity'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/a/affinity.html. 1828.

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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