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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 kins·man /ˈkɪnzmən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kins·man n.; pl. Kinsmen  A man of the same race or family; one related by blood.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a male relative

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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,
      (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.