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BLOOD, kindred. This word, in the law sense, is used to signify relationship, stock, or family; as, of the blood of the ancestor. 1 Roper on Leg. 103; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 365. In a more extended sense, it means kindred generally. Bac. Max. Reg. 18.
     2. Brothers and sisters are said to be of the whole blood, (q. v.) if they have the same father and mother of the half blood, (q. v.) if they have only one parent in common. 5 Whart. Rep. 477.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(23.) Haema Sivanesan, "88.1," in Decentre, 235-36.
Deepali Dewan and speakers Haema Sivanesan (executive director of South Asian visual Arts Collective) and Ali Adil Khan (founder and owner of the South Asian Gallery of Art) explore this expanding new style of art.
Professor Ghulam Mufti, professor of haema to-oncology at Kings College London, said the swimmer had achieved a great feat to return to the "super-peak" of health.