Definitions for "Kindred"
A very extended pedigree.
an individual's extended bilateral network of relatives trace through both parents and their kin of either sex.
a collection of bilateral kin.
Relationship by birth or marriage; consanguinity; affinity; kin.
Relatives by blood or marriage, more properly the former; relations; persons related to each other.
Related; congenial; of the like nature or properties; as, kindred souls; kindred skies; kindred propositions.
In ÃsatrÃº and some forms of Germanic neopaganism, a Kindred is a local worship group. Other terms used are Garth, Stead, sippe, skeppslag and others. Kindreds are usually grassroots groups which may or may not be affiliated with a national organization like the Asatru Folk Assembly, the ÃsatrÃº Alliance, or The Troth.
The Kindred was a 4-issue limited comic book series published by Wildstorm in 1994. Its writers were Jim Lee, Brandon Choi, Sean Ruffner and Brett Booth, who was also the artist. A second series was published in 2002, Brett Booth was the sole writer and artist this time.
Kindred is a 1979 novel by Octavia Butler. While most of Butler's work is classified as science fiction, Kindred is often shelved in literature or African-American literature and Butler herself categorized it as "a kind of grim fantasy" http://www.scifidimensions.com/Jun04/octaviaebutler.htm.
A vampire. Many elders consider even this term to be vulgar, and prefer to use a more poetic word such as Cainite.