Friday, September 4, 2009 10:00 AM
July 24, 1961 – August 29, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009 -10:00 AM
Community Nazarene Church
58 Cumberbach Street
Wyandanch, New York 11798
one’s family and relations.
“many elderly people have no kin to turn to for assistance”
synonyms: relatives, relations, family, family members, kindred, connections, clan, tribe, kith and kin, one’s own flesh and blood, nearest and dearest; More
(of a person) related.
“he was kin to the brothers”
synonyms: related, akin, allied, close, connected with, cognate with; More
synonyms: relationship, relatedness, being related, family ties, family connections, blood relationship, blood ties, common ancestry, common lineage, kindred, connection; More
a sharing of characteristics or origins.
plural noun: kinships
“they felt a kinship with architects”
synonyms: affinity, sympathy, kindred, rapport, harmony, understanding, alliance, association, empathy, closeness, fellow feeling, bond, community, communion, compatibility, link, accord, friendship, togetherness; More
A person’s next of kin (NOK) is that person’s closest living blood relative or relatives. Some countries, such as the United States, have a legal definition of “next of kin“.
The definition of kinship is a family relationship or other close relationship. An example of kinship is the relationship between two brothers.
What is the difference between kinship and family?
Family refers to two or more people interrelated through blood, marriage, fostering or adoption. Normally, a family is perceived to live together in the same household, albeit for varying duration’s. On the other hand, kinship refers to the system by which a given culture defines, determines and recognizes family roles, interactions and relationships. Kinship also defines and describes peoples’ rights, roles, powers and responsibilities in a family or clan setup.
Whereas kinship and family may both be viewed with respect to genetic origins and relationships, slight differences exist between these concepts. For instance, kinship may be attained through genetic relations, adoption and forms of ritualized practices such as marriage and household economies. Kinship could also be extended across tribes. Kinship falls in different sizes ranging from nuclear and extended family size to clan or tribal kinship. However, family is more restricted and does not extend to tribe or clan levels. A family is also composed of all the descendants of a common ancestor and is normally considered to include couples, children, single parents and other dependents. The main types of family are couple families, single parent families and parent-child relations. Compared to kinship, family is more about people with the same origin, history and character traits.