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kith and kin

Friends and family. We are gathered here, with kith and kin, to celebrate this great union.
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kith and kin

friends and relatives; people known to someone. I was delighted to find all my kith and kin waiting for me at the airport to welcome me home. I sent cards to my kith and kin, telling them of my arrival.
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kith and kin

Friends and family, as in Everyone was invited, kith and kin as well as distant acquaintances. This expression dates from the 1300s and originally meant "countrymen" ( kith meant "one's native land") and "family members." It gradually took on the present looser sense.
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kith and kin

your relations.
Kith , an Old English word meaning ‘native land’ or ‘countrymen’, is now only used in this phrase, which itself dates back to the late 14th century. The variant kith or kin is also sometimes found.
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kith and ˈkin

(old-fashioned) friends and relatives: He has returned to live in Italy, where he’ll be surrounded by his kith and kin.
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March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intacct, a leader in cloud financial management and accounting software, today announced that Kith Media LLC manages finances for its nine business entities with Intacct.
No matter what eventually happens over the British Airways strike issue, the die is cast for those with long memories: a premier, plus useless transport secretary, whose party gets millions from the two million membership of Unite, kicking their own kith and kin in the g***s.
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