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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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And Kate Middleton and Guy Ritchie are sixth cousins, once removed.
The film opens by introducing Margaret "Daisy" Suckley (Laura Linney), sixth cousin to FDR and, judging by a stash of letters and diaries discovered after her death, quite likely one of his mistresses as well.
Not only is Diane related to James Maury, who lived at No 4 Rodney Street and also started Liverpool's American Chamber of Commerce, but Frost's sixth cousin removed was Charles Prioleau, the Liverpool-based Confederate agent.
Perry's sixth cousin, Katrina Browne, pulled back the veil on the DeWolf family history.
Republican nominee, Arizona Senator JOHN MCCAIN, is a sixth cousin of LAURA BUSH but it was hard track other ancestors.
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.
Jesse James is a sixth cousin; Blackbeard the Pirate is rumored, but not proven.