Relation
Relation Re*la"tion (r?-l?"sh?n), n. [F. relation, L. relatio. See {Relate}.] 1. The act of relating or telling; also, that which is related; recital; account; narration; narrative; as, the relation of historical events. [1913 Webster]

??????oet's relation doth well figure them. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being related or of referring; what is apprehended as appertaining to a being or quality, by considering it in its bearing upon something else; relative quality or condition; the being such and such with regard or respect to some other thing; connection; as, the relation of experience to knowledge; the relation of master to servant. [1913 Webster]

Any sort of connection which is perceived or imagined between two or more things, or any comparison which is made by the mind, is a relation. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

3. Reference; respect; regard. [1913 Webster]

I have been importuned to make some observations on this art in relation to its agreement with poetry. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. Connection by consanguinity or affinity; kinship; relationship; as, the relation of parents and children. [1913 Webster]

Relations dear, and all the charities Of father, son, and brother, first were known. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. A person connected by cosanguinity or affinity; a relative; a kinsman or kinswoman. [1913 Webster]

For me . . . my relation does not care a rush. --Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster]

6. (Law) (a) The carrying back, and giving effect or operation to, an act or proceeding frrom some previous date or time, by a sort of fiction, as if it had happened or begun at that time. In such case the act is said to take effect by relation. (b) The act of a relator at whose instance a suit is begun. --Wharton. Burrill. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Recital; rehearsal; narration; account; narrative; tale; detail; description; kindred; kinship; consanguinity; affinity; kinsman; kinswoman. [1913 Webster]


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