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kin

(kĭn)
n.
1.
a. (used with a pl. verb) One's relatives or family: visited my aunt and her kin.
b. A relative or family member: Is she kin of yours?
2. (used with a pl. verb) Organisms that are genetically related to another or others: cauliflower and its kin.
adj.
Related genetically or in the same family.
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In the last two chapters (five and six), the author explores the ways in which kinless children manage to survive, and she includes a very fascinating analysis of child bondage and servitude.
His comparison to a mule, implying sterility, also carries echoes of the (decidedly nonsterile) mulatto, not kinless but with too much kin.
Chapter , "Kindred and Kinless: A People Without History," explores the lives of a kinless underclass, poor children who grew up without natal ties.