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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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Henry Healy, a soft-spoken plumbing firm accounts manager, has a special reason for looking forward to meeting the president -- he is Obama s eighth cousin.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston has released a book, The Ancestry Of Catherine Middleton, which shows Prince William's fiancee is an eighth cousin seven times removed of George Washington.
She said the relationship was eighth cousin, though the Chicago Sun-Times has traced it as ninth cousins once removed.
James, 45, said: 'It makes me an eighth cousin to John Kerry but unfortunately that does not mean I get an invite to his inauguration.