1. (n. collect. & pl.) In Anglo-Saxon times, the people of a group of townships or villages; a community; a tribe.

2. (n. collect. & pl.) People in general, or a separate class of people; -- generally used in the plural form, and often with a qualifying adjective; as, the old folks; poor folks.

3. (n. collect. & pl.) The persons of one's own family; as, our folks are all well.

agnate ancestry blood blood relation blood relative brood children clansman cognate collateral collateral relative connections consanguinean distaff side distant relation enate family flesh flesh and blood german get hearth homefolks house household issue kin kindred kinfolk kinnery kinsfolk kinsman kinsmen kinswoman kith and kin menage near relation next of kin offspring people posterity relations relatives sib sibling spear kin spear side spindle kin spindle side sword side tribesman uterine kin


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