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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It had to be a third cousin twice removed to make it fly.''
And, of course, they lacked awareness of what has long been dubbed Balanchine's Law--"There are no mothers-in-law in ballet." Stepmothers, yes--remember Lizzie Borden's and the one in Cinderella--but any relationship more remote, such as a third cousin twice removed, will never lend itself to clarity in choreographic expression.