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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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The awareness subscale in the SAI is theoretically based on Shackelford's (1978) conclusion that object relations theory as well as religious views held specifically by Christians contain an overlapping theme of relational dependence.
The analysis of Peter's name moves Barrie's struggle with identity toward object relations premises and pushes the date of crisis (re)produced in the text back toward infancy.
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.
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.
This is followed by a section discussing the various steps of the utilization of map object relations, including directions for future research.
To explore this, she reviews psychoanalyst Melanie Klein's version of object relations theory.
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.
The development of object relations theory is quite complex and contentious (Greenberg & Mitchell 1983).
A nagging question concerning its claims to innovation also lingers: Given the intersubjective/interpersonal emphasis of progressive contemporary psychoanalytic theorists like Stephen Mitchell, or even the broad impact of object relations theory on psychoanalytic theory and criticism since the 1960s, is it accurate to portray other psychoanalytic approaches to literature as "intra-psychic"?
I believe it was Sigmund Freud who said, "Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate in their object relations.