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Meaning of “kin” in the English Dictionary

"kin" in British English

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kinnoun [plural]

uk   us   /kɪn/
old-fashioned family and ​relationsnext of kin formal yourclosestrelation or ​relations: We can't ​release his ​name until we have ​informed his next of kin.
(Definition of kin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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kinplural noun

 us   /kɪn/
family: They’re not any kin of mine.
(Definition of kin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “kin”
in Korean 친척…
in Arabic أقْرِباء…
in Malaysian keluarga…
in French famille…
in Russian родственники…
in Chinese (Traditional) 家屬, 親屬, 親戚…
in Italian famiglia, parentela, parenti…
in Turkish hısım, akraba…
in Polish rodzina…
in Spanish familia, parientes…
in Vietnamese dòng họ…
in Portuguese família…
in Thai ญาติ…
in German die Verwandtschaft…
in Catalan parents, familiars…
in Japanese 親族…
in Chinese (Simplified) 家属, 亲属, 亲戚…
in Indonesian kerabat…
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