kith and kin


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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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Police reached the spot and shifted the dead body to hospital for autopsy while after completing legal formalities it was handed over to his kith and kin.
Last year, the Karnatka Lokayukta court had issued summons to Yeddyurappa, while hearing the private complaints filed by advocate Sirajin Basha, for illegally de-notifying government land to benefit his kith and kin.
After completing legal formalities the dead body was handed over to his kith and kin.
Yeddyurappa had earlier been accused of misusing his post and involved in allotting state-owned land plots to his kith and kin.
The affectees started sit-in along with their kith and kin by refusing burial of dead bodies until operation against terrorists.
Citizens can come without any fear on graves of their kith and kin on the day of Eid, he added.
I pray to the Almighty to give peace to the departed soul and give strength to all his kith and kin, friends and admirers to withstand this irreparable loss".
Yeddyurappa has been accused of misusing his post and patronizing rampant corruption like allotting state-owned land plots to his kith and kin.
The local administration took the dead body into custody after completing legal formalities it was handed over to his kith and kin.
Yeddyurappa has been accused of misusing his post and involved corruption for allotting state-owned land plots to his kith and kin.
Later on, after completing legal formalities the dead body was handed over to his kith and kin.
Mazhar Saleem Khan, kith and kin of Shuhada, large number of military and civil officers and general public attended the ceremony.
Singh said that terrible disaster and the suffering that it caused to kith and kin, would "remain a stark reminder of the need for all of us to work unitedly to eliminate the scourge of terrorism.
Entire year we wait for this religious festival, said the Syed Hotel owner, Shamsullah adding the hectic business of hotel does not allow us to pay frequent visits to our native towns so the Eid gives us an opportunity to stay with our kith and kin as long as we wish.
Rosaiah further said that the Chief Secretary P Ramakanth Reddy has been directed to work out a comprehensive relief package, including employment to the kith and kin of the officers.