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kindred

[ kin-drid ]
/ ˈkɪn drɪd /
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noun (used with a plural verb)
adjective
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Origin of kindred

First recorded in 1125–75; Middle English, variant (with epenthetic d) of kinrede; see kin, -red

OTHER WORDS FROM kindred

kin·dred·less, adjectivekin·dred·ness, nounkin·dred·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for kindred

kindred
/ (ˈkɪndrɪd) /

adjective
having similar or common qualities, origin, etc
related by blood or marriage
kindred spirit a person with whom one has something in common
noun
relationship by blood
similarity in character
a person's relatives collectively

Derived forms of kindred

kindredness 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

kindred
[ kĭndrĭd ]

n.
A group of related persons, such as a clan or tribe.
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