noun Date: 14th century a female relative

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Kinswoman — Kins wom an (k[i^]nz w[oo^]m an), n.; pl. {Kinswomen} (k[i^]nz w[i^]m [e^]n). A female relative. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kinswoman — index blood Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • kinswoman — [kinz′woom΄ən] n. pl. kinswomen [kinz′wim΄ən] a female relative …   English World dictionary

  • kinswoman — UK [ˈkɪnzˌwʊmən] / US noun [countable] Word forms kinswoman : singular kinswoman plural kinswomen literary a female relative …   English dictionary

  • kinswoman — [[t]kɪ̱nzwʊmən[/t]] kinswomen N COUNT: oft poss N Someone s kinswoman is their female relative. [LITERARY or WRITTEN] …   English dictionary

  • kinswoman — /kinz woom euhn/, n., pl. kinswomen. 1. a female relative. 2. a woman of the same nationality or ethnic group. [1350 1400; ME; see KIN, S1, WOMAN, modeled on kinsman] * * * …   Universalium

  • kinswoman — noun A female relative …   Wiktionary

  • kinswoman — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person connected to another person by blood or marriage: kin, kinsman, relation, relative. See KIN …   English dictionary for students

  • kinswoman — kin|swom|an [ˈkınzˌwumən] n plural kinswomen [ ˌwımın] old use a female relative …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • kinswoman — kins|wom|an [ kınz,wumən ] (plural kins|wom|en [ kınz,wımən ] ) noun count LITERARY a female relative …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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