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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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(one's) next of kin

One's closest living relative. Now that the body has been identified, we'll have to notify his next of kin of his death. The will specifies that her next of kin will be entitled to her entire estate.
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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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one's next of kin

one's closest living relative or relatives. The police notified the dead man's next of kin. My next of kin lives 800 miles away.
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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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your ˌnext of ˈkin

(formal) your closest living relative or relatives: The hospital need to contact her next of kin — she is very ill indeed.This form must be signed by your next of kin.
Kin is an old word for your family or your relatives.
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kith and kin

Friends and family. This term is very old indeed, appearing in William Langland’s Piers Ploughman (1377), when kith meant “one’s native land,” and by extension one’s countrymen, and kin meant, as it still does, “members of one’s family.” Presumably the alliteration helped it survive. It became a cliché in the nineteenth century but is much less heard now and may be obsolescent. Ogden Nash played on it in “Family Court” (1930): “One would be in less danger From the wiles of the stranger If one’s own kin and kith Were more fun to be with.”
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Mr Njomo has sponsored amendments to the Finance Bill, 2018 seeking to change Section 44B of the Banking Act to introduce a requirement that banks keep updated information on next of kin of account holders."Every bank or financial institution licensed under this Act shall, in respect of each savings current or fixed deposit account operated at the institution, maintain a register containing particulars of the next of kin of all customers operating such accounts and shall update this register on an annual basis," the new section 44B (1) reads in part.
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The question "who is kin?" needs to be addressed, as the response of the absent but legal kin differed from the present but not immediate family, resulting in care for the patient that was less than optimal.