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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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Fourth cousins are people who have great-great-great grandparents in common.
The family tree could be extended to include many other owners, including the present Earl of Halifax (Shirley Heights), who is a third cousin once removed of Sir Evelyn, and Robert Waley-Cohen (Long Run), who is Sir Evelyn's fourth cousin once removed.
Boris's son, Simeon II Saxe-Coburg, the last ruling Bulgarian monarch exiled at the age of 9, is King George VI's fourth cousin. Simeon's five children are fifth cousins with Queen Elizabeth II, while his grand children are sixth cousins with Prince Charles.
If a husband and wife start a business and the husband dies leaving three small children, his adult fourth cousin has more right to the business than the widow and children.
I thought everybody knew their fourth cousin, twice removed, by name and that they played endless hours of Wiffle ball and "Bloody Murder" (until that game was banned by elders who couldn't stand to hear children screaming "Bloody Murder" until it was time for bed).
She is a fourth cousin of the Queen and great-great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.
His guardian is the repulsive Basil Tramplebone, a man who, being his fourth cousin 12 times removed, is his closest relative and who is charged with guarding our young hero's money.
The beauty, who appears in the film Die Another Day alongside Pierce Brosnan, is fourth cousin to princes William and Harry.
Of course, you're not just any prisoner, you're my fourth cousin. I realize everyone there is somebody's cousin, somebody's son, and somebody's husband.
He also finds the genealogy-obsessed fourth cousin billionaire owner of the Korbach department store, the astronaut/archaeologist daughter of said billionaire with whom he falls in love (the Beatrice of this book, the reason for the dulce stil nuovo), a job in a Los Angeles parking garage, and a small business as a drug dealer.
Attempts to set up a republic again were defeated and Charles was succeeded by his fourth cousin, who reigned as Louis Philippe I (1773-1850).
Four fourth cousin DNA matches matched each other and with the same surname in each of their family trees: McIntosh!

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