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Kin

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.

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kin

n. blood relative.

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It is necessary to allegorize all the history of Abraham, in order to accomplish each one of his actions spiritually, beginning with this: <<Leave your country, your kinsfolk and your father's house, for the land which I will show you>> (Gen 12,1), for this is said not only to Abraham but also to whomever would become his infant.
Allah tells us: 'Indeed, Allah enjoins justice and kindness, and giving to kinsfolk (ones relatives) and forbids lewdness and abomination and wickedness.
Qur'an (4:36) says, 'Serve Allah, and join not any partners with Him; and do good - to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbours who are near, neighbours who are strangers, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (ye meet), and what your right hands possess: For Allah loves not the arrogant, the vainglorious.'
In the case of Sino-Burmese, they are not only "early settlers but paukhpaw (kinsfolk) to the Burmese" (Roberts 2016, p.
You can greatly help your aunt and other elderly kinsfolk from falls and fractures by obliging them to exercise and by making your house elderly-friendly:
They mostly came from their tenents and lesser kinsfolk. Their alleginece and loyalty was unquestionable.
Islamic Text on the Golden Rule states, "Serve God, and join not any partners against Him; and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are near, neighbors who are strangers, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (you meet), and what your right hands possess [the slave]: For God loveth not the arrogant, the vainglorious" (Q:4:36).
The young Marubo shaman Robson Doles Dionisio, for example, pointed out to his kinsfolk that he was not like them.
Lockhart's partisan attack (in Peter's Letters to his Kinsfolk, 1819) on David Hume and his contemporaries as proxies for the Whig literati of the Edinburgh Review: the arid cosmopolitan rationalism of Enlightenment thought, Lockhart claimed, stifled an authentically national literature rooted in local feelings and associations.
The practice was so rampant that the poet asserts, "A diaspora of my kinsfolk has grown in Amassoma" (28).
A little before the outbreak of the 1974 revolution, the likes of A bye Kaltebo and Tirkasso Habta-Maryam got lease-holding subcontracts for themselves from land leasers and started plantation ventures of their own, relying on the wage labour of fellow Kembata and Hadyia kinsfolk. (12)