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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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He is my fourth or fifth cousin once or twice removed.
They get another surprise when Paul Thomas, the current manager of the pub, now named O'Neills, turns out to be their fifth cousin.
Its nucleus is about 160 men bound not only by membership in the same group but also by blood ties as well, even if to the fourth and fifth cousin relationship.
It hardly seems a coincidence that FDR decided that the first radio speech of his presidency would be specially addressed to a convention of the American Legion, the million-member veterans' organization co-founded after World War I by his fifth cousin, Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
This makes the politician fifth cousin twice-removed to the Queen.
I've no idea if Nellie is related to Dylan or not, but if she is, she could only be a distant relation, such as a fourth or fifth cousin.