Kindred Law and Legal Definition
Kindred refer to a group of related individuals including blood relations. It includes a person’s children and their descendants; the person’s parents and their ascendants; siblings and their descendants, etc. Kindred therefore could refer to the descendants, ascendants or collaterals of a person, but will not include the person’s spouse.
For example, in In re Ribcke, 64 B.R. 663, 665 (Bankr. D. Md. 1986), kindred is defined as follows:
“Consanquinity or kindred is defined to be vinculum personarum ab eodem stipite descendentium, the connection of persons descended from the same stock. It is either lineal or collateral.”