avunculate

  • 1 avunculate — /euh vung kyeuh lit, layt /, n. Anthropol. a close social relationship between a maternal uncle and his nephew. [1915 20; < L avuncul(us) uncle (see AVUNCULAR) + ATE3] * * * ▪ anthropology       relationship between a man and his sister s… …

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  • 2 avunculate — [ə vʌŋkjʊlət] noun (the avunculate) Anthropology the special relationship in some societies between a man and his sister s son. Origin early 20th cent.: from L. avunculus maternal uncle + ate2 …

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  • 3 avunculate — noun a) the relationship between a man and his sisters children, generally her sons. b) (In certain tribal peoples, for example, the Korowai) refers to a special relationship between a man and a maternal uncle, and the mutual responsibilities… …

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  • 4 avunculate — n. (Anthropology) close relationship between an uncle and his sister s son, special relationship in certain patrilineal societies between a man and his nephew (his sister s son) …

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  • 5 avunculate — avun·cu·late …

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  • 6 avunculate —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ lə̇t, ˌlāt noun ( s) Etymology: Latin avunculus + English ate 1. : a special relationship obtaining among some tribal peoples between a nephew and his maternal uncle 2. : authority of a man over his sister s family affairs but… …

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  • 7 the avunculate — Anthropology the special relationship in some societies between a man and his sister s son. → avunculate …

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  • 8 Avunculism — or avunculurism or avunculate is a custom in some societies where the mother s brothers are very important in inheritance or in children s upbringing.The term avunculate is a technical term used in kinship anthropology to describe relationship… …

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  • 9 residence — /rez i deuhns/, n. 1. the place, esp. the house, in which a person lives or resides; dwelling place; home: Their residence is in New York City. 2. a structure serving as a dwelling or home, esp. one of large proportion and superior quality: They… …

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  • 10 Darwinian anthropology — describes an approach to anthropological analysis which employs various theories from darwinian evolutionary biology. Whilst there are a number of areas of research that can come under this broad description (Marks, 2004)[1] some specific… …

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  • 11 Romance (love) — Romance is a general term that refers to a celebration of life often through art, music and the attempt to express love with words or deeds. [ Cambridge Advanced Learner s Dictionary; Love 101 : To Love Oneself Is the Beginning of a Lifelong… …

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  • 12 kinship — /kin ship/, n. 1. the state or fact of being of kin; family relationship. 2. relationship by nature, qualities, etc.; affinity. [1825 35; KIN + SHIP] Syn. 1. See relationship. 1, 2. connection. 2. bearing. * * * Socially recognized relationship… …

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  • 13 Cäcilia Rentmeister — Cäcilia (Cillie) Rentmeister (1948 in Berlin) is a German art historian, culture scientist and researcher of cultural conditions of women and of gender. In addition to studying the different realities in which men and women are living, she has… …

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  • 14 Structuralism (french) and after — French structuralism and after De Saussure, Lévi Strauss, Barthes, Lacan, Foucault Hugh J.Silverman FERDINAND DE SAUSSURE The history of structuralism cannot be thought without Ferdinand de Saussure (1857– 1913). The Swiss linguist lecturing in… …

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  • 15 amitate — ˈaməˌtāt tə̇t noun ( s) Etymology: Latin amita paternal aunt + English ate 1. : a special relationship obtaining among some peoples between a niece and her paternal aunt 2. : authority of a woman over her brother s children and the rights and… …

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