[ kinz-muhn ]
/ ˈkɪnz mən /
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noun, plural kins·men.
a blood relative, especially a male.
a relative by marriage.
a person of the same nationality or ethnic group.
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How to use kinsman in a sentence
He found himself among kinsmen who were zealous Roman Catholics.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Then spake Olmod the Old and said: We kinsmen have taken counsel together on this matter, and of one consent are we thereon.
These kinsmen are like red horses, like heroes eager for battle, and they have rushed forward to fight.Sacred Books of the East|Various
So he asked his kinsmen, and nobles, and friends, and neighbours.Grimms' Fairy Tales|The Brothers Grimm
They also warmly sympathised with their European kinsmen in the apparently hopeless struggle against the oppression of Napoleon.Argentina|W. A. Hirst
British Dictionary definitions for kinsman
/ (ˈkɪnzmən) /
noun plural -men
a blood relation or a relation by marriage
a member of the same race, tribe, or ethnic stock
Derived forms of kinsmankinswoman, fem n
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