1. Relationship by birth or marriage; consanguinity; affinity; kin. "Like her, of equal kindred to the throne." (Dryden)
2. Relatives by blood or marriage, more properly the former; relations; persons related to each other. "I think there's no man is secure But the queen's kindred." (Shak)
Synonyms: Kin, kinsfolk, relatives, kinsmen, relations, relationship, affinity.
Origin: OE. Kinrede, kynrede, kunreden (with excrescent d), fr. AS. Cunn kin, race + the termination, akin to AS. Dan to advise, G. Rathen. Cf. Hatred.
(01 Mar 1998)