degree of kinship


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degree of kinship

n. the level of relationship between two persons related by blood, such as parent to child, one sibling to another, grandparent to grandchild or uncle to nephew, first cousins, etc. This may become important when determining the heirs of an estate when there is no will. (See: descent)

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14 of the Tax Code of Ukraine members of the family of an individual of the first degree of kinship are her parents, husband or wife, children, including adopted.
One of the key questions attempted to be answered in the familial studies is whether the lifelong disease prevalence rates in the first degree relatives of bipolar disorder patients varied according to the degree of kinship or not.
The amount could start from RO 10 to RO 20 and RO 50 and more according to the means of the well-wisher and the degree of kinship.
These included a promise not to marry closer than the third degree of kinship or to wed during certain solemn seasons of the church year.
These are his brothers and sisters and their descendants, the brothers and sisters of his father and mother and their descendants, and a much greater number of collateral relatives descended from common ancestors still more remote, but who are nearer in degree of kinship to him than other individuals at large.
The weight of an edge can be quantified in a variety of ways such as the degree of kinship in a family tree; co-authorship in a scientific collaboration network; and the frequency of phone calls, text messages or e-mails exchanged in a communication network.