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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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Conducts such as dangerous or blood-spilling fights or warfare, stealing, homicide, especially in the form of unwitting or accidental killing of a kinsperson, child abuse, rape, incest and robbery, among many others, are believed to heat up the land and need to be ritually atoned for, or calamities awaited the dwellers on the land until the necessary is done.
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.
While there is a greater acceptance of men's extra-marital sexual relationships, it is certainly more difficult for men to allude to the tropes of either the innocent victim of a philandering spouse's irresponsible sexual exploits, or the devoted kinsperson, infected through the labour of care.
Further, learning how this is accomplished requires looking beyond what may be found in the larders of subordinate households, as the members of "junior" households regularly eat at the home of an older kinsperson who serves as the economic node for affiliates.
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.
The usual interpretation of this sequence is 'get up, lord of the realm, and let us rapidly go in order to see the track of Grendel's kinsperson (= Grendel's mother)'.
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.