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Relation by blood or consanguinity; relatives by birth.

The term kin is ordinarily applied to relationships through ties of blood; however, it is sometimes used generally to include family relationships by affinity.

Kindred is a synonym for kin.


n. blood relative.


noun affiliation, blood relation, blood relative, distant relative, family, family ties, ilk, kindred, kinship, line, lineage, near relation, next of kin, relation, reeation through ties of blood, relationship through consannuinity, relative, sibling, stock
Associated concepts: next of kin
See also: descendant, descent, family, house, kindred, kinship, lineage, next of kin, relation, relative
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Kin received the most votes in the North East and has joined 11 other regional winners hoping to be crowned TalkTalk's national Digital Hero 2010 at an event in the House of Lords this week.
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The few people that did buy a Kin will still get support from Microsoft, but the future of promised software updates is up in the air.
We will continue to work with Verizon in the US to sell current Kin phones," Microsoft said in an emailed statement.
after midnight on Friday but the victim, in his 20s, died a short time later at the scene in Police said last night they would not identify the victim until next of kin had been Police said last night they would not identify the victim until next of kin had been informed.
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