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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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His second cousin twice removed, Sergeant Nigel Leakey, was a posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross in November 1945 for his gallantry while fighting in Africa during the Second World War.
Barry Singyard, 65, second cousin twice removed, has previously said: "It's great.
If I decided to set aside some special day when I would promise to be with my partner for ever, I know I wouldn't want my tiddly aunt and my boyfriend's second cousin twice removed watching us.