Kindred

Kindred

1. Relationship by birth or marriage; consanguinity; affinity; kin. Like her, of equal kindred to the throne. (Dryden)

2. Relatives by blood or marriage, more properly the former; relations; persons related to each other. I think there's no man is secure but the queens kindred. (Shak)

Synonym: kin, kinsfolk, relatives, kinsmen, relations, relationship, affinity.

Origin: oe. Kinrede, kynrede, kunreden (with excrescent d), fr. As. Cunn kin, race _ the termination, akin to as. Dan to advise, g. Rathen. Cf. Hatred. Similar or related in quality or character; a feeling akin to terror; kindred souls; the amateur is closely related to the collector.Related by blood or marriage; kindred clans.Group of people related by blood or marriage.A groups of organisms that have common ancestral time lines, and are therefore related in some way.


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