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(in anthropological or formal use) a man who is one of a person's blood relations.
relative, relation, blood relation, blood relative, family member, one's own flesh and blood, next of kincousin, uncle, nephewView synonyms
- ‘The death of any kinsman or woman from any cause might give rise to the hope of their spirit being reincarnated.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘But when the pair finally met up with their enamored young kinsman, he was in no mood for fighting.’
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