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AUNT, domestic relations. The sister of one's father or mother; she is a relation in the third degree. Vide 2 Com. Dig. 474 Dane's Ab. c. 126, a. 3. Sec. 4.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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To summarize, Tula's understanding of 'aunthood' means that while she enthusiastically embraces the role of mother to the children, she rejects all physical contact with Ramiro.
I fear that great aunthood has arrived at exactly the same time as I finally admit to being in the older generation.
Aunt Carrie herself, reduced to aunthood so early in life, but nevertheless losing even that, feels it is a story that 'if anyone asked me, I would tell everything as I felt and saw it from the beginning' (p.