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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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She is a second cousin of father's but we've never seen her.
Also how the fair bride was married from the house of Hamilton Veneering, Esquire, of Stucconia, and was given away by Melvin Twemlow, Esquire, of Duke Street, St James's, second cousin to Lord Snigsworth, of Snigsworthy Park.
Then I thought of a kinsman of sorts, a second cousin of my father's whom none of us knew anything about, except that he was supposed to be in one or other of the Colonies.
For some years the upper classes of Alencon had met in this way at the house of an old maid, whose fortune was, unknown to herself, the aim and object of Madame Granson, her second cousin, and of the two old bachelors whose secret hopes in that direction we have just unveiled.
Rochester's mother was a Fairfax, and second cousin to my husband: but I never presume on the connection--in fact, it is nothing to me; I consider myself quite in the light of an ordinary housekeeper: my employer is always civil, and I expect nothing more.
And as the first was his first cousin, the second his second cousin, the third his brother-in-law, and the fourth his uncle by marriage, this conversational versatility certainly served in one sense to create a happy family.
Anyone found guilty of a terrorist crime, fighting for a jihadist organisation in Syria or any other country, attending a training camp for terrorists either inside or outside of this country will be subject to the following: He (she) will be deported along with all of his immediate relations, mother, father, siblings, wives, children as far as second cousins, to their country of origin.
It found that 1,130 (20 per cent) of Emiratis married their first cousins, 294 (five per cent) married their second cousins and 494 (seven per cent) married distant cousins.
Her second cousins Mari Prout and Janet Evans also joined her for the day.
He leaves two cousins, Doris Frankian of Worcester and Emily Roberts of Cranston, RI and many second cousins.
Teebi explained basic genetic principles and explored the concept of consanguinity, the scientific term for reproduction among couples who are second cousins or closer, or within an isolated population.