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  • (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups
    • international relations
  • (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time
    • his attorney argued for the relation back of the amended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed
  • an act of narration
    • he was the hero according to his own relation
    • his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable
  • a person related by blood or marriage
    • police are searching for relatives of the deceased
    • he has distant relations back in New Jersey
  • the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
  • an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
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