Definition of kinsman in English:

kinsman

noun

  • (in anthropological or formal use) a man who is one of a person's blood relations.

    • ‘Cedric and Athelstane discuss the possibility of a Saxon restoration during the upcoming uprising, and the need to start mobilizing and uniting their kinsmen.’
    • ‘Moses was delighted when he saw this kinsman, and happily stood opposite him to watch how he behaved.’
    • ‘So, too, it is with families who through marriage extend their branches to offer protection to kinsmen, all the while remaining firmly rooted in the land.’
    • ‘Alan, in one display of this iconic sign system, explains the sign of crossed sticks with a silver button at their center that he leaves for a kinsman.’
    • ‘They pointed to their linguistic affinities "in convincing colonists to allow their 'kinsmen' to 'return home'".’
    • ‘His distant kinsman, Mr Enfield, tells him a story of a mysterious Mr Hyde.’
    • ‘Rowland Lacy, a kinsman of the earl of Lincoln, loves Rose, the daughter of the lord mayor of London.’
    • ‘The death of any kinsman or woman from any cause might give rise to the hope of their spirit being reincarnated.’
    • ‘But when the pair finally met up with their enamored young kinsman, he was in no mood for fighting.’
    • ‘Nathan ben Israel: Isaac's kind and wise kinsman, who offers him a place to stay near Templestowe.’
    • ‘On Sundays, Mr Utterson takes walks through the streets of London with Mr. Richard Enfield, a young businessman and distant kinsman.’
    • ‘The Yorkists fell victim in 1483-5 to two of the most common hazards to afflict a personal monarchy: a minority and a ruthlessly ambitious royal kinsman.’
    • ‘He was apprenticed in London to a kinsman who was a draper and a member of the Ironmongers' Company, and later carried on trade there on his own account.’
    • ‘Like his kinsman, he practiced his art with the aid of the portable camera obscura, but his preternatural acuity and immaculate form carried his work to the edge of hallucination.’
    • ‘Male sanguma are kept with their kinsmen where they will be given every consideration so that they will not again wish to harm one of their kinsfolk.’
    • ‘Allow me to introduce you to my squire, and good kinsman, the noble Valerius de Aurelius.’
    relative, relation, blood relation, blood relative, family member, one's own flesh and blood, next of kin
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Pronunciation

kinsman

/ˈkɪnzmən//ˈkinzmən/