Meaning of kinswoman in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkɪnzˌwʊmən/

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nounplural noun kinswomen

  • (in anthropological or formal use) a woman who is one of a person's blood relations.

    ‘in her will she left her possessions to friends and kinswomen’
    • ‘This indwelling of charity impelled her to freely go and lovingly come to the aid of her kinswoman.’
    • ‘Mary foresaw a possible pleasurable visit with her kinswoman.’
    • ‘Neither Hebrew nor Aramaic have a specific word for cousin; relatives who are not brothers or sisters are called simply kinsmen or kinswomen, or, for one's first cousin, "the son or daughter of my uncle or aunt."’
    • ‘You wouldn't necessarily call the son of a kinswoman your brother’
    • ‘Harris's first marriage was to a kinswoman of Drake's second wife.’
    • ‘Ralph's wife was a daughter or kinswoman of Robert the chamberlain of the Honour of Richmond.’
    • ‘The riskiest anthology I ever made was a selection of poems about death that I recorded on tape for a kinswoman who was dying.’
    • ‘The woman you saw in my company, was none other than my kinswoman Morgan.’
    • ‘Rochester suspects that his distant kinswoman Mrs Fairfax 'may ... have suspected something'.’
    • ‘His kinswoman eventually sees the truth, which is a powerful moment equal to the best that the movie had to offer.’
    • ‘I dare not incur the ill-will of my kinswoman.’
    • ‘We can never do enough to show our sense of his kindness to our kinswoman, Donna.’
    • ‘It is a meeting between a young Jewish woman and her older kinswoman.’
    • ‘Sophia runs away with her maid of honour, hoping to find her kinswoman Lady Bellaston in London.’
    • ‘In November 1560, he was again sick, and made his will, providing for his wife, children, kinswomen, and servants in conventional style.’