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.

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She is a second cousin of father's but we've never seen her.
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.
Uncle Bill Hugson married your Uncle Henry's wife's sister; so we must be second cousins," said the boy, in an amused tone.
They are people who know everyone--that is, they know where a man is employed, what his salary is, whom he knows, whom he married, what money his wife had, who are his cousins, and second cousins, etc.
Not that I've many-- none nearer than second cousins.
A 30-year-old West Belfast man was remanded in custody after he admitted offences against his 13-yearold second cousin between 2012 to August last year.
The Careless Whisper singer tweeted to tell his fans he's "perfectly fine" after the wife of a second cousin claimed that the family had begged the star to seek help for drugs and alcohol addictions.
The Oscar-nominated actor, who will take part in the Plantagenet monarch's reburial, is a second cousin of the king, 16 times removed, experts said.
Rutley, 21, attacked her second cousin Sherie Watson, who was 23 at the time, outside Guisborough's Quoit Club in February.
The Duchess' second cousin said that she also believes that she will weigh under 2.
Wrexham connection: Russell Crowe as Javert in Les Miserable and (inset) second cousin Valerie Hall
LIVERPOOL actress Phina Oruche last night said she was "devastated" by the death of her second cousin.

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