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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 son Arthur, a stockbroker, married Steffie Cooper, a relative of King George III, and Cameron's relationship to the monarchy survives to this day - he is a fifth cousin of the Queen, once removed.
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.
Important biographical highlights up to that point in his life are necessarily reviewed in the book's first chapter: his domineering mother, his marriage to fifth cousin Eleanor, his years in New York politics as state senator and as governor, his service as assistant secretary of the navy, the onset of his extramarital affair with Lucy Mercer, his failed bid for the vice presidency, and his affliction with poliomyelitis.