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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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His second cousin twice removed, Sergeant Nigel Gray Leakey, was a posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross in November 1945 for his gallantry while fighting in Africa during the Second World War.
Barry Singyard, 65, second cousin twice removed, has previously said: "It's great.
History buffs traced the royal tot's lineage and found the baby would be the 23rd cousin twice removed of Blue Ivy Carter, the daughter of musical super couple Beyonce Knowles, 31, and rapper Jay-Z, 43, the Daily Star reported.
Simon Nash, 34, told how wife Maria, 32 - Romney's fourth cousin twice removed - was told by a US TV crew she has Mitt's jawline.
Orthodox Church officials have said she is his "cousin twice removed."
King James I, the first Stuart monarch and first cousin twice removed of Queen Elizabeth I, had a daughter Elizabeth, whose grandson was King George I.
After a firm handshake and a brief introduction as to which second cousin twice removed he was, the question popped out as awkward as a naked breast.
Nevertheless, you still might hear someone mention a "second parallel cousin twice removed" Just in case you are asked if you have such a relative, here is a clear explanation of how to classify your cousins.
HOW TO CORRECTLY LABEL FAMILY MEMBERS: Do you know the difference between a second cousin once removed and a first cousin twice removed? Probably not, but you'll need to get a handle on these terms for a better understanding of your family tree.
Your third cousin twice removed calls you in a panic and says his computer is on the fritz.
Where can you find those gifts for everyone from your work mates to your second cousin twice removed?
High time I got in touch with old Leticia, my far-from-immediate third cousin twice removed and suggest a few late entries online before the midnight deadline.