degree of kinship


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degree of kinship

n. the level of relationship between two persons related by blood, such as parent to child, one sibling to another, grandparent to grandchild or uncle to nephew, first cousins, etc. This may become important when determining the heirs of an estate when there is no will. (See: descent)

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One of the key questions attempted to be answered in the familial studies is whether the lifelong disease prevalence rates in the first degree relatives of bipolar disorder patients varied according to the degree of kinship or not.
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These included a promise not to marry closer than the third degree of kinship or to wed during certain solemn seasons of the church year.