One who, or that which, relates to, or is considered in its relation to, something else; a relative object or term; one of two object or term; one of two objects directly connected by any relation. Specifically:
A person connected by blood or affinity; strictly, one allied by blood; a relation; a kinsman or kinswoman. Confining our care . . . To ourselves and relatives. .
A relative prnoun; a word which relates to, or represents, another word or phrase, called its antecedent; as, the relatives who, which, that.