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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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It indeed may be helpful to think of scientific inquiry and theological inquiry as related, cousinly endeavors.
Nasira's matrimonial prospects, handpicked by her traditional but loving father (Laith Nakli), begin with a disaster, as a cousinly candidate arriving from Syria turns out to possess few table manners and fewer teeth.
Now, with often third and fourth-generations involved, and cousinly shareholders running in to the dozens, keeping everyone happy, and profitable, is all but impossible.