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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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Gender distinctions in cousinhood are marked by an absolute gender term that allows for the discrimination between male and female in the brother-sister relationship, which is rarely the case in other Austronesian societies (Barraud 2001).
The focus of the book remains Wilberforce and his family but there is much about the Thornton cousinhood which had been marrying into the Wilberforces for almost a century.
Dinesen's "greatest ambition became to belong to this side of her father's family" and, as Arendt suggests, it was the narrative power of the importance of cousinhood that led Dinesen to her disastrous marriage to the twin brother of her cousin Hans Blixen, with whom she departed for Africa.