kinsperson


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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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To describe someone as kin, and to call upon that person to behave with the morality befitting a kinsperson, one must construct a genealogy by using clan names and activating the latent kin links they generate.
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. (16) The person in mourning will call out loudly and openly weep in response to being released from the restriction.
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.
To be sure, family members could patronize, but usually they cared about their kinsperson's welfare.
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)'.
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.
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.