(anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
- family relationship
a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection)
"he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship"
a relation between people
(`relationship' is often used where `relation' would serve, as in `the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of `relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness)
"the relationship between mothers and their children"
- human relationship