kith and kin

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Literally, albeit archaically, friends (“kith”) and family (“kin”).

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kith and kin pl (plural only)

  1. Both friends and family.
    • late 14th C., John Gower, Confessio Amantis, Book V[1]:
      First she made hym the flees to wynne:
      And after that from kith and kynne,
      With great treasore with hym she stale:

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