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KINDRED. Relations by blood.
     2. Nature has divided the kindred of every one into three principal classes. 1. His children, and their descendants. 2. His father, mother, and other ascendants. 3. His collateral relations; which include, in the first place, his brothers and sisters, and their descendants and, secondly, his uncles, cousins, and other relations of either sex, who have not descended from a brother or sister of the deceased. All kindred then are descendants, ascendants, or collaterals. A husband or wife of the deceased, therefore, is not his or her kindred. 14 Ves. 372. Vide Wood's Inst. 50; Ayl. Parerg. 325; Dane's Ab. h.t.; Toll. Ex. 382, 8; 2 Chit. Bl. Com. 16, n. 59 Poth. Des Successions, c. 1, art. 3.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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What is not immediately evident is at what point in time one might find evidences of that "essential ideological kindredness" between the Left and the Right that is now so evident in the "Leftism" of postmodernists.
(1988) uses one word for the commonality 'kindredness', by which she means a feeling present in interactions between Aboriginal persons which transcends differences.
One middle-aged African-American woman shared, "Seems like family when I'm there, you know, families help each other and that's the way they are at the clinic." An older adult white woman voiced a similar feeling, "Everybody's got the same thing you've got so it kinda puts you in a kindredness of symptoms." The man who delayed seeking enrollment described a similar effect or camaraderie: