- a blood relative, especially a male.
- a relative by marriage.
- a person of the same nationality or ethnic group.
Origin of kinsman
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Examples from the Web for kinsman
By some remarkable intuition my kinsman Teunis was prompted to advance at this.
You are, or rather your kinsman Peter, is still in the wood.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
"Pete Gansevoort dragged you off on his back," my kinsman concluded.
Do you speak to me thus of my kinsman, the Cardinal-Duke de Lerma?Calderon The Courtier
We have a fighting strain in us ever since my kinsman followed Ireton's army as a sutler.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
- a blood relation or a relation by marriage
- a member of the same race, tribe, or ethnic stock
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Word Origin and History for kinsman
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