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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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(1.) Lockhart, Peter's Letters to His Kinsfolk (Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1819), vol.
It is not accidental that the first book of the Bible is the Genesis and the first commandment is this promise that sets in motion: "The Lord said to Abram: "Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father's house to a land that I will show you.
Of course, a relative could have redeemed the land at any time, depending on the action of one's kinsfolk, but the Jubilee occurred only twice a century as a national event.
The problem is, I've become a little bit too (shhh don't tell my dad) English to handle the hard-core Hogmanays of my kinsfolk.
[Despite] having gone forth, he dwelled in close association with his kinsfolk, just as in former days when being at home, not different from that.
The performance--lasting over half an hour and consisting of 185 verses--combined traditional themes, such as the ritual waking of the deceased, the addressing of deceased kinsfolk, etc., with deeply personal concerns, primarily the desire to ward off the deceased person's nightly visits.
Julie opted for The King's Speech too because speech therapists are natural kinsfolk.
Conservative authorities, discriminatory laws, chauvinist male peers and tradition-minded kinsfolk watchfully regulate their aspirations, activities and conduct.
He noted reports that Sudan's minister of information in Khartoum had warned that southerners living in the north will not have any citizenship rights if their kinsfolk vote for separation.
The child is deceived, kinsfolk are deceived, members of the community are deceived.
Cruyff urged Spain, his adopted country, to "strike a blow for football purists" by claiming the World Cup and in doing so plunge 16.5 million of his kinsfolk into deep mourning.