??????oet's relation doth well figure them. --Bacon.
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.
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.
3. Reference; respect; regard.
I have been importuned to make some observations on
this art in relation to its agreement with poetry.
4. Connection by consanguinity or affinity; kinship;
relationship; as, the relation of parents and children.
Relations dear, and all the charities Of father,
son, and brother, first were known. --Milton.
5. A person connected by cosanguinity or affinity; a
relative; a kinsman or kinswoman.
For me . . . my relation does not care a rush. --Ld.
(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.
Syn: Recital; rehearsal; narration; account; narrative; tale;
detail; description; kindred; kinship; consanguinity;
affinity; kinsman; kinswoman.