[ kin-drid ]
/ ˈkɪn drɪd /
a person's relatives collectively; kinfolk; kin.
a group of persons related to another; family, tribe, or clan.
relationship by birth or descent, or sometimes by marriage; kinship.
natural relationship; affinity.
associated by origin, nature, qualities, etc.: kindred languages.
having the same belief, attitude, or feeling: We are kindred spirits on the issue of gun control.
related by birth or descent; having kinship: kindred tribes.
belonging to kin or relatives: kindred blood.
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British Dictionary definitions for kindred-ship
/ (ˈkɪndrɪd) /
having similar or common qualities, origin, etc
related by blood or marriage
kindred spirit a person with whom one has something in common
relationship by blood
similarity in character
a person's relatives collectively
Derived forms of kindredkindredness or kindredship, noun
Word Origin for kindred
C12 kinred, from kin + -red, from Old English rǣden rule, from rǣdan to rule
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Medical definitions for kindred-ship
[ kĭn′drĭd ]
A group of related persons, such as a clan or tribe.
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