kinsman

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From Middle English kynnesman, equivalent to kin +‎ -s- +‎ -man.

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kinsman (plural kinsmen)

  1. A male relative.
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, part 2, chapter 6
      And I, the nearest kinsman of the Earl of Windsor, was to propose his election.

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