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kith and kin

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

(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.
See also: kin, next, of

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.
See also: and, kin

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.
See also: kin, next, of

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.
See also: and, kin

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.
See also: and, kin

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.
See also: and, kin

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.
See also: kin, next, of
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Stevenson (1995) described how the civil rights movement and the larger sociopolitical sensitivities led to a revisionist perspective that celebrates the female-headed household, extended family, and fictive kin traditions as cultural adaptations indicating the strength of the African American family (see particularly Billingsley, 1992; Gutman, 1976; Hill, 1971; Stack, 1974).
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