Kindred


Kindred
Kindred Kin"dred, n. [OE. kinrede, kynrede, kunreden (with excrescent d), fr. AS. cynn kin, race + the termination -r[=ae]den, akin to AS. r[=ae]dan to advise, G. rathen. Cf. {Hatred}.] 1. Relationship by birth or marriage; consanguinity; affinity; kin. [1913 Webster]

Like her, of equal kindred to the throne. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Relatives by blood or marriage, more properly the former; relations; persons related to each other. [1913 Webster]

I think there's no man is secure But the queen's kindred. --Shak.

Syn: Kin; kinsfolk; relatives; kinsmen; relations; relationship; affinity. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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