aggregation, alliance, association, centralization, coalition, combination, confederacy, confederation, consortium, corporation, embodiment, federation, fusion, integration, league, merger, unification, union, unity, voluntary association
agnation, ancestry, apparentation, blood relation, blood relationship, common derivation, consanguinity, descent, family, family connection, family tie, filiality, filiation, heredity, kindred, kinfolk, kinship, kinsmen, line of descent, lineage, next of kin, origin, parentage, relation, relationship, ties of blood, ties of race
associated concepts: affiliation proceedings, paternity proceedings
alignment, appositeness, apposition, association, band of union, bond, coaction, coadjuvancy, coalition, colleagueship, combination, concert, conjunction, connection, consociation, copartnership, coworking, friendly association, implication, inclusion, intimate connection, involvement, joint enterprise, link, linkage, membership, participation, partnership, relation, relationship
affinity (family ties), ancestry, association (alliance), bloodline, cartel, chain (nexus), coalescence, coalition, combination, compatibility, confederacy (compact), connection (relation), consolidation, consortium (marriage companionship), contact (association), corporation, degree (kinship), federation, filiation, integration (amalgamation), kinship, league, merger, nexus, organization (association), privity, propinquity (kinship), relation (connection), side, union (labor organization)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.The condition of being affiliated.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.