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BLOOD, kindred. This word, in the law sense, is used to signify relationship, stock, or family; as, of the blood of the ancestor. 1 Roper on Leg. 103; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 365. In a more extended sense, it means kindred generally. Bac. Max. Reg. 18.
     2. Brothers and sisters are said to be of the whole blood, (q. v.) if they have the same father and mother of the half blood, (q. v.) if they have only one parent in common. 5 Whart. Rep. 477.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The definition of blood libel in the Encyclopaedia Judaica, as referenced in a 2011 BBC article, explains further that blood libel can represent a "form of the belief that Jews had been and still were responsible for the passion and crucifixion of Jesus Christ" and "popular beliefs about the murder-lust of the Jews and their bloodthirstiness, based on the conception that Jews hate Christianity and mankind in general".
To think that, in such a state of bloodthirstiness, people can mastermind such sacrilege.
But Bond does not transcend the endless recapitulation of the world's bloodthirstiness. Instead, he realizes himself through it.
Moreover, one could take the slight, whatever it might be, as an overdetermined pretext, an occasion to indulge the murderer's irrational but exquisitely-restrained bloodthirstiness, yet the only provocation specified is that of membership in a clandestine association anathematized by the Church.
Because of her place in this manly world, Andromache fears the results of manly deeds or military prowess; she fears male brutality and male bloodthirstiness.
Her suit carne from last spring's Edwardian Fair, black velvet with a silk cravat and a tinge of bloodthirstiness. Their leather handcuffs hung from a comer of the bed, and Rita brushed against them as she kicked of her jeans.
Likewise in the Book of Samuel, King Saul eventually loses God's favor not for his bloodthirstiness in war but for his restraint-he fails to annihilate his enemies.
The Anabasis begins in 401 BC and it is the account of human deprivation, endurance, rage, envy, political ambition, bloodthirstiness and power hunger.
Wilder assigns them descriptive adjectives that connote barbarism, brutality, and bloodthirstiness, and makes much ado about their odor.
The bloody standoff in Yemen is analogous to what happened in Libya, with the difference being the level of tolerance exhibited by the Arab world and the West for Saleh's bloodthirstiness. Fortunately, it seems as though even these allies are finally leaving him -- the GCC is trying to mediate his departure, and the U.S.
Yet that idea might not have assumed so satanic and infernal an expression--in the bodies of millions of tortured and martyred Jews--but for the thorough planning, the zeal, the fanatical enthusiasm, and the insatiable bloodthirstiness of the Appellant and those who did his bidding.
in the name of al-Qaeda?" Defections of insiders often turn on similar themes--al-Qaeda's bloodthirstiness and hypocrisy sometimes drive away its most devoted members.