Cousin

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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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Around five years ago Jean Kennedy-Smith brought Ireland's then Finance Minister Brian Lenihan down to the Kennedy homestead now run by third cousin once removed Patrick Grennan.
That means that a man cannot even marry his mother's mother's mother's sister's daughter's daughter's daughter's daughter--a third cousin once removed. In China, traditionally, people with the same surname are discouraged from marrying even when there was no indication of common kinship.
I'm thankful I followed the advice given on page five of my Rough Guide First Time Around The World For 30-Something Dummies, which says, ''Don't be afraid to look up that childhood pen pal in Ghana or your third cousin once removed in Hungary.''