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Kin; relative. The connection of two individuals, or their situation with respect to each other, who are associated, either by law, agreement, or kinship in a social status or union for purposes of domestic life, such as Parent and Child or Husband and Wife.

The doctrine of relation is the principle by which an act performed at one time is deemed, through a legal fiction, to have been performed at a prior time. For example, in the conveyance of real property, the final proceeding that completes the transfer of property is considered, for certain purposes, to have become effective by relation as of the day when the first proceeding took place. Relation, in essence, is the legal term for retroactive effect.


(Connection), noun affiliation, affinity, alliance, analogy, applicability, appositeness, apposition, association, bearing, bond, closeness, cognation, connation, connaturalness, connexion, correlation, correspondence, homology, indentification, interrelationship, liaison, likeness, link, mutuality, nearness, nexus, pertinence, propinquity, reference, relative position, relevance, resemblance, similitude, tie, tie-in


(Kinship), noun blood relative, blood tie, common ancestry, common descent, common lineage, common stock, consanguinity, family connection, family tie, kin, kindred, kinsman, propinquus, relationship, coniunctio, connecting link, consociation, correlation, interconnection, interdependence, interrelation, interrelationship, involvement, likeness, link, linkage, nearness, pertinence, rapport, reciprocity, relation, relevance, relevancy, tie, unification, union, unity
Associated concepts: privity
See also: affiliation, affinity, analogy, association, attribution, bloodline, chain, collation, connection, contact, correlate, delineation, disclosure, kinship, mention, narration, narrative, nexus, privity, proportion, recital, reference, relationship, relative, relevance, report, representation, statement, story

RELATION, civil law. The report which the judges made of the proceedings in certain suits to the prince were so called.
     2. These relations took place when the judge had no law to direct him, or when the laws were susceptible of difficulties; it was then referred to the prince, who was the author of the law, to give the interpretation. Those reports were made in writing and contained the pleadings of the parties, and all the proceedings, together with the judge's opinion, and prayed the emperor to order what should be done. The ordinance of the prince thus required was called a rescript. (q.v.) the use of these relations was abolished by Justinian, Nov. 125.

RELATION, contracts, construction. When an act is done at one time, and it operates upon the thing as if done at another time, it is said to do so by relation; as, if a man deliver a deed as an escrow, to be delivered by the party holding it, to the grantor, on the performance of some act, the delivery to the latter will have relation back to the first delivery. Termes de la Ley. Again, if a partner be adjudged a bankrupt, the partnership is dissolved, and such dissolution relates back to the time when the commission issued. 3 Kent, Com. 33. Vide 18 Vin. Ab. 285; 4 Com. Dig. 245; 5 Id. 339; Litt. S. C. 462-466; 2 John. 510; 4 John. 230; 15 John. 809; 2 Har. & John. 151, and the article Fiction.

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Rizzuto's (1979) object relations theory is the most significant theory on the formation of God images.
In contrast to the classical and object relations positions outlined previously, Sullivan (1953a; 1953b; 1953c) appears to attribute the obsessive-compulsive's temporary collapse of reflective functioning to interpersonal security requirements.
Rizzuto (1974, 1979) broadened Freud's theory on God image by drawing from the theoretical frame of object relations.
The anxiety of separation from the narcissistic self, of self-division, that object relations identifies in infancy is expressed here as a separation from one's shadow, and it can be remedied by sewing the object or tying oneself to it.
Klein used also the following: object relations, projective identification, schizoid defence mechanisms (35); Bion: psychotic part of personality, Container-model (18); Kernberg: primitive organisation level of mental functioning.
In this article, the authors address the concept of object relations and its place within psychodynamic theories regarding personality and, more specifically, in Kernberg's conceptualization of personality disorders and organization.
Recent application of the object relations theory in psychology to the G-d relationship by Ana-Maria Rizutto (9) and Moshe Halevi Spero have inspired some of the themes in my reading of hitbonenut described above.
This book applies modern object relations theory--particularly the concept of intersubjectivity as articulated by Thomas Ogden--to a population for which the "treatment du jour" is increasingly cognitive-behavioral.
The developmental psychologies that they interweave with their theology derive from psychoanalysis, object relations, social learning, symbolic interaction, and cognitive development.
The chapters are well written, and the book is logically organized and sequenced, providing background in psychodynamic and object relations theory before moving into actual case descriptions.
According to object relations theorists (Winnicott, 1965; Sorensen, 2005) and attachment theorists (Bowlby, 1969; Riggs & Bretz, 2006), the primary goal in relationships is to feel understood.
Juhasz's framework is derived from the British tradition of object relations theory inaugurated by Klein and Winnicott and probably most famously represented in this country by Jessica Benjamin (The Bonds of Love, Like Subjects, Love Objects).