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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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She said the relationship was eighth cousin, though the Chicago Sun-Times has traced it as ninth cousins once removed.
But other cousins include British Prime Minister SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL - and Pitt who is a ninth cousin linked back EDWIN HICKMAN who died in Virginia in 1769.
Senator Hillary Clinton's distant kin include Madonna, Celine Dion, Alanis Morissette, and Angelina Jolie, a ninth cousin. Senator John McCain is a sixth cousin of First Lady Laura Bush, and a descendant of William the Lion, the King of Scotland from 1165-1214.
Undeterred, Leka (who was, coincidentally, a ninth cousin of deposed President Richard Nixon) continued to pursue a putsch.