Kin"dred [OE. kinrede, kynrede, kunreden (with excrescent d), fr. AS. cunn kin, race + the termination to advise, G. rathen. Cf. Hatred.]
1. Relationship by birth or marriage; consanguinity; affinity; kin. Like her, of equal kindred to the throne. Dryden.
2. Relatives by blood or marriage, more properly the former; relations; persons related to each other. I think there's no man is secure But the queen's kindred. Shak.
Syn. -- Kin; kinsfolk; relatives; kinsmen; relations; relationship; affinity.