Meaning of RELATION in English

noun Etymology: Middle English relacion, from Anglo-French, from Latin ~-, relatio, from referre (past participle relatus) to carry back Date: 14th century the act of telling or recounting ; account , an aspect or quality (as resemblance) that connects two or more things or parts as being or belonging or working together or as being of the same kind , the referring by a legal fiction of an act to a prior date as the time of its taking effect, 4. a. a person connected by consanguinity or affinity ; relative , a person legally entitled to a share of the property of an intestate, ~ship by consanguinity or affinity ; kinship , reference , respect , the attitude or stance which two or more persons or groups assume toward one another , 7. the state of being mutually or reciprocally interested (as in social or commercial matters), b. plural dealings, intercourse , sexual intercourse

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