Definition of cousinship in US English:

cousinship

noun

  • See cousin

    • ‘I personally find the idea of cousinship to all living species positively agreeable, but neither my warmth toward it, nor the cringing of a creationist, has the slightest bearing on its truth.’
    • ‘He knows better than to claim cousinship with his patron and mentor.’
    • ‘Even so, I was disappointed when Jerilyn and Katy, because of their acquaintanceship (which I'd later learn was a cousinship), instantly chose one another.’
    • ‘Then there is also the visible issue of having inside access to another MP by virtue of traditional cousinship.’

Pronunciation

cousinship

/ˈkəz(ə)nˌSHip//ˈkəz(ə)nˌʃɪp/