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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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44 sq: It should be observed that the ancient narrative hands down the account that Patroclus was even a kinsman of Achilles; for Hesiod says that Menoethius the father of Patroclus, was a brother of Peleus, so that in that case they were first cousins.
Her grandchild John - a first cousin once removed - is an heir to the estate.
It was during probe that one Arshad Sahi, who is a first cousin of the deceased girl, had killed her after criminally assaulting her.
Type of blood relationship with husband was determined in terms of being a first cousin from mother's/father's side, second cousin, other blood relationship, or no blood relationship.
She can tell very funny stories of things that have happened to her where things might have gone just a fraction wrong" - Margaret Rhodes, the Queen's first cousin, discussing the monarch.
Everyone loves Christmas in New York City, and Ribal al-Assad, the first cousin of the genocidal Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, is no exception.
I SAT down with my first cousin Gerry Carroll to watch Shane Lowry's incredible victory in Ohio late on Sunday night.
Suleiman Assad, a first cousin once removed of the president, is accused of shooting dead air force Colonel Hassan al-Sheikh in an apparent road rage incident on Thursday evening.
ISLAMABAD -- Rifat Ullah first cousin of former minister Anwar Saif Ullah Khan has made escape from a private hospital with the connivance of hospital administration following his cancellation of bail plea by the court in murder case of a student Ubaid Sarfraz.
Although the risk was lower than for first- and second-degree relatives, even those who had a first cousin with cerebral palsy were at a 1.
Uncle Mukesh Bhatt was also around to encourage Alia's efforts and so was first cousin Vishesh Bhatt and his wife Kanika Parab.
Considering the low prevalence of first cousin once removed, second cousin, and beyond second cousin marriages among parents of the patients, we classified parental marriages into three categories as follows: first cousin marriages, other related marriages, and unrelated marriages.

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