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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


n. blood relative.

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Ward, who is also Kin's chief technology officer, said in prepared remarks that the company's "approach in totality" is unique, thanks to Kin building its own policy administration system, combined with operating as a direct writer serving a catastrophe-prone state that also has catastrophe modeling and heavy pricing experience.
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