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COUSIN, domest. rel. Cousins are kindred who are the issue of two brothers or two sisters, or of a brother and a sister. Those who descend from the brother or sister of the father of the person spoken of are called paternal cousins; maternal cousins are those who are descended from the brothers or sisters of the mother. Vide 2 Bro. C. C. 125; 1 Sim. & Stu. 301; 3 Russ. C. C. 140; 9 Sim. R. 386, 457.

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And as the first was his first cousin, the second his second cousin, the third his brother-in-law, and the fourth his uncle by marriage, this conversational versatility certainly served in one sense to create a happy family.
THE taboo surrounding first cousins marrying and having children is being eroded.
But what also shocks me is that a lot of these forced marriages are between close blood relatives - first cousins or uncle and niece.
The sheriff's father was the brother of Elvis Presley's grandfather, making them first cousins once removed.
They have 10 first cousins, so Christmas is really a big deal,'' Neiman said.
Minor royals who could lose car and plane privileges include Andrew's daughters and the queen's first cousins, such as Prince Michael of Kent.
THE Readers' Editor has never understood the difference between second cousins and first cousins once removed.
But US lawyer Peter Redmond traced the childless old woman's family tree back to Ireland and after a number of public appeals found she had three surviving first cousins.
JAMES I AM looking to reunite with my first cousins Leigh Stanley Dobson and Philip Dobson before it is too late.
We have five first cousins, 28 second, 175 third, 1,570 fourth, 17,300 fifth and 174,000 sixth cousins.
The research discovered a typical Brit had five first cousins, as well as 28 second, 175 third, 1,570 fourth, 17,300 fifth, and 174,000 sixth cousins.
There's not an Asian woman in this city who doesn't know this scenario is rife but, like the medical risks of marriages between first cousins, must never be mentioned.