Definition of kinsman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɪnzmən/

noun (plural kinsmen)

(In anthropological or formal use) a man who is one of a person’s blood relations.
Example sentences
  • They pointed to their linguistic affinities "in convincing colonists to allow their 'kinsmen' to 'return home'".
  • His distant kinsman, Mr Enfield, tells him a story of a mysterious Mr Hyde.
  • Rowland Lacy, a kinsman of the earl of Lincoln, loves Rose, the daughter of the lord mayor of London.
relative, relation, blood relation/relative, family member, one's own flesh and blood, next of kin;

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