fictive kin

Definition of "fictive kin"
  1. Individuals not related by blood or matrimony but who share a bond of emotional significance
How to use "fictive kin" in a sentence
  1. Even though they had no biological connection, she considered him her fictive kin due to their deep friendship.
  2. Their constant support and love made them more than friends; they became her fictive kin.
  3. In the absence of his own family, his close friends step into the role of fictive kin.

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