I agreed to the trip back home—I wanted to see my relatives.
“For a better life,” one of the relatives at his bedside said with no irony at all.
Prince, Paris, and Blanket are likely getting earfuls of their relatives' bickering.
That's exactly what's happening, my friends and relatives in Iran tell me.
relatives worry for her safety and so, occasionally, does she.
She was in a strange house, not in the Square or among her relatives.
Therefore they are forced to die, either by their own hands or those of their relatives.
The nature of this disclosure was painful to his relatives and discreditable to his memory.
The sergeant-major gave me an opportunity to see my relatives there.
For Christmas he went to another city: to relatives, he said.
late 14c., "a relative pronoun," from Old French relatif (13c.), from Late Latin relativus "having reference or relation," from Latin relatus, past participle of referre "to refer" (see refer). Meaning "person in the same family" first recorded 1650s.
early 15c., "having reference," from Middle French relatif and directly from Late Latin relativus (see relative (n.)). Meaning "compared to each other" is from 1590s; that of "depending on a relationship to something else" is from 1610s.