What does the word kinship mean?

Usage examples for kinship

  1. We might perhaps have found cause for sadness in the gloomy sail that fluttered at her mast; but we who loved each other had 'accepted' life, and we only smiled as we once more recognised the kinship of our thoughts." – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck
  2. Now as Hortensius was desirous to be not merely an intimate friend and companion of Cato, but in a manner to unite in kinship and community the whole family and stock, he endeavoured to persuade Cato, whose daughter Porcia was the wife of Bibulus and had born him two sons, to give her in turn to him as a fertile soil to beget children in. – Plutarch's Lives Volume III. by Plutarch
  3. There was no reference to his mother or to their kinship, and the boy began at once to feel at ease. – Polly of the Hospital Staff by Emma C. Dowd