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English definition of “in kind”

in kind

(of payment) given in the form of goods or services and not money: She wouldn't take any money but said I could pay her in kind by lending her the car.Paying and spending money formal If you do something in kind, you do the same thing to someone that they have just done to you.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
(Definition of in kind from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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