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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Under GINA's final roles, the term "family members" is defined broadly to include spouse, children (natural and adopted), siblings and half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, grandparents and grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandparents and grandchildren and first cousins and first cousins once removed.
It would make a good case for TV show Who Do You Think You Are?" Mackintosh's uncle Archie was Goodwin's grandad - making the pair first cousins once removed.