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affection

noun admiration, adoration, ardor, attachment, closeness, devotion, endearment, excitation of feeling, fancy, feeling, fervor, firm attachment, fondness, fullness of heart, inclination, infatuation, kindness, love, mutual attraction, partiality, passion, penchant, pietas, popular regard, proneness, regard, sentiment, sentimental attachment, sentimentality, state of excitement, tender feellng, tender passion, tenderness, understanding, warmth, zealous attachment
Associated concepts: alienation of affection
See also: affinity, benevolence, predilection, predisposition, regard

AFFECTION, contracts. The making over, pawning, or mortgaging a thing to assure the payment of a sum of money, or the discharge of some other duty or service. Techn. Diet.

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The effects of affectional solidarity remained highly significant ([beta] = .
Perhaps they are capturing different motifs (Lofland & Skonovd, 1981) of spiritual transformations; first-time commitment to God may signal a revivalistic transformation whereas change in spirituality may signal an affectional transformation.
The second hypothesized a fit using four factors (consensus, satisfaction, affectional expression and cohesion) similar to the original version (tetra-factorial model).
BBARNS (1999) states, "In the interdependent mode, the person is striving to achieve affectional adequacy through interaction, communication, and mutual nurturing.
Once they understand appropriate boundaries, they learn that they, as the professional (and adult), are responsible for knowing where the limits are in affectional behavior.
The two had mated in adolescence and stayed together all their lives, engaging in all the ritual and affectional behaviors of any bonded pair.
The pool of mediators must reflect the diversity of the student population's races, cultures, socio-economic classes, genders, affectional orientations, learning styles, academic levels, and social groups.
Ellen DeGeneres provided the voice of Dory, the memory-impaired blue tang in Nemo, but the fish's affectional orientation wasn't mentioned.
Writing as Sacrament" closes by citing Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's recipe for happiness, which unfolds in three stages: (1) the ontological joy of sheer being itself; (2) the affectional and redemptive pull of love; and (3) the ecstatic duty of worship.
A person's sexual orientation (the erotic and affectional inclination toward the same, opposite, or both sexes) is a fundamental aspect of sexuality and identity.
4) Increased contact (associational solidarity, affectional solidarity, and exchanges of assistance and support) is initiated both by parents with their ill adult child, and by the ill adult child vis-a-vis his/her parents.
On the other hand, though, she also wrote about "ideal" girls who assumed traditional roles by devoting themselves to their families, the primary affectional community.