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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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There were two multigenerational families with seven and eight affected family members that had accumulated up to the last decade of the study, 3 had been ascertained in the last 5 years, and these were paternal 2nd cousins.
Results contradicting to present study were reported by Asadi-Pooya and Doroudchi (2004) that 40.6% and 8.9% of b-thalassemia patients were outcomes of 1st cousins and 2nd cousins marriages whereas, 50.5% was outcomes of unrelated parents in Shiraz, Iran.