Cousin

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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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Bute Crawley, first cousin to the Earl of Tiptoff, who won't condescend to visit Lady Crawley, except when her sister is in the country.
And as the first was his first cousin, the second his second cousin, the third his brother-in-law, and the fourth his uncle by marriage, this conversational versatility certainly served in one sense to create a happy family.
The first incident occurred at Rehmani Khel area of Panyala when first cousins opened firing and killed Gul Zaman son of Sadar Jan.
The police said that the three children were first cousins.
Charles; three first cousins and six second cousins.
The SDPO said that the two were first cousins. The girl was unmarried, while the man, Said Muhammad, had four children.
Inspector Muhammad Aslam, who is investigating the case, said both suspects, who were first cousins, had fled and are believed to be in hiding.
As a result of firing the two teenagers stated to be first cousins and engaged, died on the spot and the bodies were shifted to hospital where they were handed over to heirs after postmortem.The police arrested two culprits who were stated to be maternal uncles of the deceased with murder weapons.
Naeem Mushtaq, 43, and the accused were first cousins and shared a family property, including a house.
Sharon wrote on Facebook: 'Kiana and Frankie are close as they are first cousins. Leila and Frankie are now great friends, too.
Among women having a blood relation with their husbands, those who were married to their first cousins from their father's side reported highest proportion of ever having been subjected to all marital control behaviours studied.
JAMES I AM looking to reunite with my first cousins Leigh Stanley Dobson and Philip Dobson before it is too late.