kinfolk
kinfolk kin"folk`, n. Relatives; kindred; kin; kinsfolk; persons of the same family or closely related families. [1913 Webster]

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  • kinfolk — index affiliation (bloodline) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • kinfolk — (n.) also kin folk, 1802, principally American English, but the earliest references are British, from KIN (Cf. kin) (n.) + FOLK (Cf. folk) (n.). Kinsfolk is recorded from 1844 …   Etymology dictionary

  • kinfolk — [kin′fōk΄] pl.n. relatives; family; kin; kindred: also kinfolks …   English World dictionary

  • kinfolk — US var. of KINSFOLK. * * * kinfolk see kin n.1 9 …   Useful english dictionary

  • kinfolk — or kinfolks noun plural Date: 1873 relatives …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kinfolk — /kin fohk /, n.pl. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. relatives or kindred. Also, kinfolks, kinsfolk. [1425 75; late ME kinnes folk; see KIN, FOLK] * * * …   Universalium

  • kinfolk — noun Relatives, relations. ‘You have kinfolks here though. Women. That used to live in this house.’ Syn: family, relations, relatives …   Wiktionary

  • kinfolk — Synonyms and related words: agnate, ancestry, blood, blood relation, blood relative, clansman, cognate, collateral, collateral relative, connections, consanguinean, distaff side, distant relation, enate, family, flesh, flesh and blood, folks,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • kinfolk — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. relatives, kin, kindred; see family 1 , relative . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) also kinsfolk or kinfolks noun One s relatives collectively: family, kin, kindred. See KIN …   English dictionary for students

  • kinfolk — kin|folk [ˈkınfəuk US fouk] n [plural] AmE old fashioned ↑kinsfolk …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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