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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When had my grandaunt first showed signs of dementia?
When girls grow up they have to get married" became the refrain of my grandma and grandaunt as they doted on my elder brother and tried to restrict and control me.
At length, David told his grandaunt that he wished to study law.
We'd just visited my grandaunt in Miami Beach, the last time we would ever see her.
Nisha went missing on June 4 and was last seen at her home in Taman Bukit Bendera, Mentakab, Pahang before her 54-year-old grandaunt, who suffers from mental illness, took her out for a walk.
The free-thinking grandaunt was all in favour of opening the door a crack and allowing a child to peer into the nature of a grown-up world.
So when her grandaunt moved her to Florida, Tracey Rose explored the alternatives.
Sima thus signifies a distant relation, on the order of a man's great-granduncle, great-granduncle's wife, or spinster grandaunt.
My own Roces clan's link to these families had been established by affinity toward the end of the 19th century with the marriage of my grandaunt Filomena Roces to a Legarda; she was everybody's Lola Menang, the eldest sibling of my paternal grandfather, Rafael, second to the youngest in a brood of two girls and five boys.
Private Stuart Osborne, from Co Louth, said: "Happy Christmas and a happy new year to all my family especially my girlfriend Kerri McGuirk and my grandaunt Doreen Kearney.
Her Grandaunt Gloria struggles to help Candy straighten out and reclaim the energy to return to the basketball court, while her other, more distant aunt Elizabeth reluctantly comes along in what is meant to be a rejuvenating trip.
My grandaunt Leonor Orosa-Goquingco (my maternal grandmother's sister) was conferred the title National Artist for Dance in 1976.