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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As part of efforts to achieve fairness in politics, the bill also seeks to ban Diet members and candidates from taking over political funds management groups or other political groups that are headed by people within the third degree of kinship to them.
His comments came after the DPJ recently decided to ban its candidates from inheriting the constituencies of relatives within the third degree of kinship, in an attempt to differentiate itself from the LDP, which has a number of hereditary lawmakers.
The main opposition Democratic Party of Japan decided Monday to ban its candidates from ''inheriting'' the constituencies of relatives within the third degree of kinship.