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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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.
Darkness and chaos are first cousins. I should have liked to ask the girl for a word which would give my imagination its line.
Police identified the suspect as Habib Rajpar, the first cousin of Ali Sher.
Less than a year after Taiwanese blogger Andy Tsai posted steamy photos of his nude wife and revealed that she was his first cousin, he announced that the couple has divorced after she allegedly had an affair with a Mexican pastry chef.
Two staff members of an Iloilo City councilor were arrested at the Iloilo City Hall on Monday in relation to the killing of the councilor's estranged first cousin, who had accused him of orchestrating a fake signature campaign against the city's electric distributor.
But what does it feel like to discover that the most notorious white-collar criminal of the day is your first cousin's first cousin?
Her first cousin twice removed is Sir Paul McCartney (her gran's cousin).
The two were thrashed and tortured for 'raising their voice' in front of Taj's wife, who is their first cousin.
Police said that the culprits Azhar and Zafar hailing from Chak 632-GB Jaranwala sent marriage proposal for their first cousin which was rejected by their uncle Shaukat and settled wedding of his daughter with another person identified as Tabrez.
He is brother of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) newly-elected Senator Ayub Afridi and also the first cousin of Javed Afridi, chairman of cricket team Peshawar Zalmi.
Her grandchild John - a first cousin once removed - is an heir to the estate.

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