Descriptive Terms

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Cognati - Historical View
... (although recently some anthropologists have argued that many societies define kinship in terms other than blood) ... He proposed to describe kin terms and terminologies as either descriptive or classificatory ... When a descriptive term is used, it can only represent one type of relationship between two people, while a classificatory term represents one of many different types ...

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