Definition of kinswoman in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkɪnzˌwʊmən

noun (plural kinswomen)

(In anthropological or formal use) a woman who is one of a person’s blood relations: in her will she left her possessions to friends and kinswomen
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  • Harris's first marriage was to a kinswoman of Drake's second wife.
  • Ralph's wife was a daughter or kinswoman of Robert the chamberlain of the Honour of Richmond.
  • The riskiest anthology I ever made was a selection of poems about death that I recorded on tape for a kinswoman who was dying.

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