1. Relationship by birth or marriage; consanguinity; affinity; kin. Like her, of equal kindred to the throne. (Dryden)
2. Relatives by blood or marriage, more properly the former; relations; persons related to each other. I think there’s no man is secure but the queens kindred. (Shak)
Synonym: kin, kinsfolk, relatives, kinsmen, relations, relationship, affinity.
Origin: oe. Kinrede, kynrede, kunreden (with excrescent d), fr. As. Cunn kin, race – the termination, akin to as. Dan to advise, g. Rathen. Cf. Hatred.