Definitions for: Relation

[n] an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
[n] (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups; "international relations"
[n] the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
[n] (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time; "his attorney argued for the relation back of the ammended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed"
[n] an act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"
[n] a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*la"tion (r?-l?"sh?n), n. [F. relation, L. relatio.
See Relate.]
1. The act of relating or telling; also, that which is
related; recital; account; narration; narrative; as, the
relation of historical events.

??????oet's relation doth well figure them. --Bacon.

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.

Any sort of connection which is perceived or
imagined between two or more things, or any
comparison which is made by the mind, is a relation.
--I. Taylor.

3. Reference; respect; regard.

I have been importuned to make some observations on
this art in relation to its agreement with poetry.

4. Connection by consanguinity or affinity; kinship;
relationship; as, the relation of parents and children.

Relations dear, and all the charities Of father,
son, and brother, first were known. --Milton.

5. A person connected by cosanguinity or affinity; a
relative; a kinsman or kinswoman.

For me . . . my relation does not care a rush. --Ld.

6. (Law)
(a) 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.
(b) The act of a relator at whose instance a suit is
begun. --Wharton. Burrill.

Syn: Recital; rehearsal; narration; account; narrative; tale;
detail; description; kindred; kinship; consanguinity;
affinity; kinsman; kinswoman.

Synonyms: carnal knowledge, coition, coitus, congress, copulation, intercourse, recounting, relation back, relative, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relation, telling

See Also: abstraction, affinity, agnate, ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, ass, association, better half, blood relation, blood relative, business relation, causality, change, clan, cognate, comparison, component, component part, connectedness, connection, connexion, control, cousin, cousin-german, criminal congress, dealings, defloration, descendant, descendent, enate, family, family relationship, first cousin, foundation, fuck, fucking, full cousin, function, hank panky, human, human relationship, individual, in-law, insemination, interrelatedness, interrelation, interrelationship, issue, judicial doctrine, judicial principle, kin, kin group, kindred, kinship, kinship group, kinsman, kinsperson, kinswoman, kissing cousin, kissing kin, legal principle, linguistic relation, logical relation, magnitude relation, married person, mate, mathematical relation, matrikin, matrilineal kin, matrilineal sib, matrisib, mortal, narration, next of kin, nookie, nooky, offspring, oppositeness, opposition, ownership, part, partner, patrikin, patrilineal kin, patrilineal sib, patrisib, penetration, person, piece of ass, portion, position, progeny, quantitative relation, reciprocality, reciprocity, recital, relationship, relative-in-law, roll in the hay, root, screw, screwing, second cousin, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice, shag, shtup, sib, sibling, social relation, somebody, someone, soul, spatial relation, spouse, temporal relation, traffic, tribe, unconnectedness, unlawful carnal knowledge, yarn

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