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Noun1.kinsperson - a person having kinship with another or otherskinsperson - a person having kinship with another or others; "he's kin"; "he's family"
affine - (anthropology) kin by marriage
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
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The fast is broken by the actions of a close male relative (usually, an uncle) who smears the cooked fat of a deceased animal on the lips of a grieving kinsperson.
This is that traditional mediations would normally have involved a mediator who was a kinsperson to both the disputing parties, no matter how distantly this relationship was reckoned.
Converts may also opt to bring the aggrieved kinsperson with them to the church to be prayed over.
The possessor of the photos became a mother, a sister, an auntie, a daughter and granddaughter--a kinsperson, located in a social world which established their personal identity and cultural legitimacy.
Magistrates are aware that they are not supposed to show bias, and routinely remove themselves from hearing individual cases if a kinsperson is involved, but their participation in the community's social life prevents them from taking the disinterested position implicit in the courts' terms of reference, even though they may not be as consciously protective of the community as Chairman Andrew.
It is certain that not all members of the group of a 'close' kinsperson were necessarily classified as close.