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kindred adj
1 similar or related in quality or character; "a feeling akin to terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely related to the collector" [syn: akin(p), related]
2 related by blood or marriage; "kindred clans" n : group of people related by blood or marriage [syn: kin, kin group, kinship group, clan, tribe]

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kindred (plural form only)
  1. Distant and close relatives, collectively
  2. Peoples of the same ethnic descent, not including speaker; brethren



Kindred (plural: Kindreds)
  1. A combination of extended family and religious group, of the Ásatrú religious order in America



  1. Of the same nature.
    • 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: . Book 1, Part 1.
      We have said in the Ethics what the difference is between art and science and the other kindred faculties;


Extensive Definition

Kindred may refer to:
kindred in Dutch: Kindred
Kindred is a opening yet surprising saying that the american ancestors would preach to before they ate took a bath, wrote, etc.

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