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kindred

[kin-drid] /ˈkɪn drɪd/
noun
1.
a person's relatives collectively; kinfolk; kin.
2.
a group of persons related to another; family, tribe, or clan.
3.
relationship by birth or descent, or sometimes by marriage; kinship.
4.
natural relationship; affinity.
adjective
5.
associated by origin, nature, qualities, etc.:
kindred languages.
6.
having the same belief, attitude, or feeling:
We are kindred spirits on the issue of gun control.
7.
related by birth or descent; having kinship:
kindred tribes.
8.
belonging to kin or relatives:
kindred blood.
Origin
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English, variant (with epenthetic d) of kinrede. See kin, -red
Related forms
kindredless, adjective
kindredness, noun
kindredship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for kindred-ship

kindred

/ˈkɪndrɪd/
adjective
1.
having similar or common qualities, origin, etc
2.
related by blood or marriage
3.
kindred spirit, a person with whom one has something in common
noun
4.
relationship by blood
5.
similarity in character
6.
a person's relatives collectively
Derived Forms
kindredness, kindredship, noun
Word Origin
C12 kinred, from kin + -red, from Old English rǣden rule, from rǣdan to rule
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Word Origin and History for kindred-ship

kindred

n.

c.1200, kinraden, compound of kin (q.v.) + -rede, from Old English ræden "condition, rule," related to rædan "to advise, rule" (see read (v.)). With intrusive -d- (17c.) probably for phonetic reasons (cf. thunder) but perhaps encouraged by kind (n.). As an adjective, 1520s, from the noun.

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kindred-ship in Medicine

kindred kin·dred (kĭn'drĭd)
n.
A group of related persons, such as a clan or tribe.

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