kinsman

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noun kins·man \ ˈkinz-mən \

Definition of kinsman

:relative; specifically :a male relative

Examples of kinsman in a Sentence

  1. to protect the family honor, he sought to revenge the murder of his kinsman

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First Known Use of kinsman

12th century


KINSMAN Defined for English Language Learners

kinsman

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noun

Definition of kinsman for English Language Learners

  • : a male relative


KINSMAN Defined for Kids

kinsman

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noun kins·man \ ˈkinz-mən \

Definition of kinsman for Students

plural kinsmen \-mən\
:a relative usually by birth


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