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Meaning of KINSMAN

Pronunciation:  'kinzmun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a male relative
 

KINSMAN is a 7 letter word that starts with K.

 

 See Also: male sibling, nephew, relation, relative, uncle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Kins"man\, n.; pl. {Kinsmen}.
A man of the same race or family; one related by blood.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

Heb. goel, from root meaning to redeem. The goel among the Hebrews was the nearest male blood relation alive. Certain important obligations devolved upon him toward his next of kin. (1.) If any one from poverty was unable to redeem his inheritance, it was the duty of the kinsman to redeem it (Lev. 25:25,28; Ruth 3:9, 12). He was also required to redeem his relation who had sold himself into slavery (Lev. 25:48, 49).

God is the Goel of his people because he redeems them (Ex. 6:6; Isa. 43:1; 41:14; 44:6, 22; 48:20; Ps. 103:4; Job 19:25, etc.).

(2.) The goel also was the avenger (q.v.) of blood (Num. 35:21) in the case of the murder of the next of kin.

 

 

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