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Relation meaning

relation - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of relating or telling; also, that which is related; recital; account; narration; narrative; as, the relation of historical events.
  2. 2. The state of being related or of referring; what is apprehended as appertaining to a being or quality, by considering it in its bearing upon something else; relative quality or condition; the being such and such with regard or respect to some other thing; connection; as, the relation of experience to knowledge; the relation of master to servant.
  3. 3. Reference; respect; regard.
  4. 4. Connection by consanguinity or affinity; kinship; relationship; as, the relation of parents and children.
  5. 5. A person connected by cosanguinity or affinity; a relative; a kinsman or kinswoman.
  6. 6. The carrying back, and giving effect or operation to, an act or proceeding frrom some previous date or time, by a sort of fiction, as if it had happened or begun at that time. In such case the act is said to take effect by relation.
  7. 7. The act of a relator at whose instance a suit is begun.
  8. 8. Act of relating; state of being related; recital; mutual connexion; kindred; person akin.

relation - examples of usage

  1. The Lansings didn't have a relation living that anybody ever heard of, and I knew the old folks, too, Tom Lansing's father and mother. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. " There ain't a relation in the world that my little girl could go to. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. Since there is only one right relation between self and an object, all others must be wrong. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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