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This chapter on kinship contains several articles concerning the definition of kinship, types of kinship, spouse, kinship by blood, degree of kinship by blood, relatives by marriage, close relatives, and effect of kinship. Kinship refers to the personal relationship among natural persons as a consequence of the marriage, consanguinity and legal fiction. Kinship shall consist of the spousal relationship, kinship by blood and the relative by marriage. The kinship by blood refers to a kind of relationship that arises from the natural consanguinity or the maintenance relationship created through a legal fiction. The degree of kinship is the measurement of the degree of closeness among relatives by blood. The relative by marriage refers to the form of relative relationship that is based on the marriage of the relative by blood.

Keywords: kinship; spousal relationship



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