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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My fifth cousin in Toronto is one of the city's most eminent civil engineers.
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.
Franklin Roosevelt benefited from sharing a surname, and to some extent a family, with his fifth cousin Teddy, but no other Roosevelt ever captured the country's heart.
Two hundred years later, a fifth cousin of Paiewonsky's father, enroute from Valkovitch, his home village in Lithuania, to seek his fortune in Brazil, found himself hunkered down in the steerage of a Hamburg-American Line vessel as a savage hurricane raged.