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.
See also: and, kin

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.
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.
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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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The crematorium allows the village members to cremate their kith and kin in a respectful manner.
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Legal activists and migrant forums have asked for more transparency at different levels to curb the illegal methods seemingly being adopted by some Asian expatriates to pocket the death compensation (blood money) awarded by local courts for the kith and kin of those individuals dying in accidents in the country.
Charli XCX (known to kith and kin as Charli Aitchison) will follow up her Labrinth support stint with a headline tour that will take in Birmingham's Temple Rooms on Thursday November 8 and Nottingham's Bodega on Saturday 10.
Maj-Gen Al Menhali said the committee considered applications for a number of cases and carried out necessary medical examinations in preparation for reuniting them with their kith and kin and integrating them into the UAE society.
To the left they would have seen the contemporary gallery, currently hosting a new glass and ceramics exhibition called Kith and Kin.
They are also usually quite bound up in their family, so do show an interest and don't ever criticise their kith and kin, as that - along with any mentions of your old lovers of course - could well KO the relationship.
Christmas is for kith and kin Regardless of race or colour of skin Whilst shepherds watch their flocks by night There are those who have to stand and fight On sand, at sea and in the air Maintaining peace they watch and stare.
And I'd be lucky to get a good long talk with any of the kith and kin.
He said only 10 plots were given to the kith and kin and employees of the influential by the housing department, showing fulfilling the criteria of the project.
They said that the government should launch a special rehabilitation programme for the kith and kin of militants under which they should be ensured the provision of all basic facilities including the education, as it had been observed that a deep sense of deprivation was the main driving force falling the frustrated youths of tribal and backward areas into the hands of anti-state and vested elements.
This change in visa rules means that in the near future they will be able to freely stroll into this country "And at the same time our kith and kin from the Commonwealth countries such as Australia and Canada are grilled when they arrive here.
Surely it cannot be right for us to welcome thousands of xenophobic BNP and UKIP voters into Wales from over the border while our own kith and kin are denied entry.
This is the worst-ever fighting in the region, and there are thousands of people on the streets looking for kith and kin," he said.
Much of her information comes from immigrants in New York City, who shared their personal experiences, family stories, and reports from kith and kin who were still in Greece.