fictive kin
Pronunciation
  • (RP, GA) IPA: /ˈfɪktɪv kɪn/
Noun

fictive kin (uncountable)

  1. (anthropology, ethnography) Someone who, though unrelated by birth or marriage, has such a close emotional relationship with another that they may be considered part of the family.
Related terms
  • fictive kinship



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