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 for relationship
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Relationship \Re*la"tion*ship\, n.
     The state of being related by kindred, affinity, or other
     alliance. --Mason.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  relationship
      n 1: 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" [syn: relationship, human relationship]
      2: a state of connectedness between people (especially an
         emotional connection); "he didn't want his wife to know of
         the relationship"
      3: a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties
         or countries
      4: (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage
         or adoption [syn: kinship, family relationship,
         relationship]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "relationship":
     accord, addition, adjunct, affairs, affiliation, affinity,
     agnation, alliance, ancestry, approximation, assemblage,
     association, blood, blood relationship, bond, brotherhood,
     brothership, closeness, cognation, combination, common ancestry,
     common descent, connectedness, connection, consanguinity,
     contiguity, contrariety, cousinhood, cousinship, dealings,
     deduction, disjunction, enation, fatherhood, filiation, fraternity,
     homology, intercourse, intimacy, junction, kindred, kinship,
     liaison, link, linkage, linking, maternity, matrilineage,
     matriliny, matrisib, matrocliny, motherhood, mutual attraction,
     nearness, paternity, patrilineage, patriliny, patrisib, patrocliny,
     propinquity, proximity, rapport, relatedness, relation, relations,
     sibship, similarity, sisterhood, sistership, sympathy, tie, tie-in,
     ties of blood, union
  
  

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