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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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"Sidekick's no-coding feature will help ensure that patients conduct error-free, accurate testing," she says.
"Lord Irvine is so gaffe-prone that Labour have shipped in Alastair Campbell's sidekick to knock him into shape," Mr Duncan said in the release.
Bookman Sidekick models will be available at national and regional mass market retailers.
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But what of the Doctor's first sidekicks? Well they were just as important, sometimes as beautiful (sometimes even men) and most departed in the far reaches of the galaxy or, in the best traditions of the Tardis, back in ancient history.
According to the company, T-Mobile Sidekick 3 features atrackball and new user-interface for easy navigation; media player for MP3 files and stereo headset; 1.3 megapixel digital camera; support for up to a 2GB mini-SD card; Bluetooth connectivity for wireless headsets and vCard transfer; as well as OMAP processing architecture.
THE jury's out because she hasn't been seen in the role yet but Scots star Simone Lahbib is Robson Greene's new sidekick in Wire In The Blood.
5 LEWIS' own sidekick DS Hathaway pushed the limits of credibility by revealing he was a Cambridge graduate who studied to be a priest.
Yes, Morse may be dead but as soon as his former trusty sidekick Lewis (Kevin Whately) arrived back in town - after two years on attachment in the British Virgin Islands - a new wave of murder mayhem was unleashed.
D'Agosta is the street smart, tough-as-nails sidekick, with a history of being something of a rule bender.
Dr Who is to get a Buffy-style female sidekick when he makes his TV return.