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affinal

(of a kin relationship) arising from a link by marriage, e.g. father-in-law/son-in-law is an affinal relationship whereas the father-son relationship is a relationship of DESCENT. See also KINSHIP.
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I take his designation as a 'real man' to imply that through a process of incorporation via co-residence and marriage, the trader had been subject to the effective agency of the landowners and that he had been changed into something more similar to the landowners which, as discussed earlier, is a process that the Kamula expect to occur between affinally related men.