Cousin

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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.

References in classic literature ?
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.
Surviving are his first cousins, Ruth Gibbons, and Joan Cepak; second cousins, Susan (Jerry) Hresil, Scott (Daphne) Cepak, Timothy Gibbons, Robert (Rose) Gibbons, James (Kathleen) Gibbons, John (Donna) Gibbons; and many other cousins and extended families.
As a result of firing the two teenagers stated to be first cousins and engaged, died on the spot and the bodies were shifted to hospital where they were handed over to heirs after postmortem.
Naeem Mushtaq, 43, and the accused were first cousins and shared a family property, including a house.
Sharon wrote on Facebook: 'Kiana and Frankie are close as they are first cousins.
Among women having a blood relation with their husbands, those who were married to their first cousins from their father's side reported highest proportion of ever having been subjected to all marital control behaviours studied.
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.
People acted as though they were unconvinced of any problem; nearly 5 percent of upper-middle-class marriages were to first cousins until the demographic disaster of the Great War.
First cousins Zak Evans and Abigail Pountain became the first children in Middlesbrough to have a civil naming ceremony.
Consanguineous marriages were classified by the degree of relatedness between parents: first cousins (F= 1/16), first cousins once removed (F=1/32), second cousins (F=1/64), and beyond second cousins (F<1/64).
A trip to California had them visiting paternal first cousins who had moved from Lawrence prior to WWII.