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BROTHER, domest. relat. He who is born from the same father and mother with another, or from one of them only.
     2. Brothers are of the whole blood, when they are born of the same father and mother, and of the half blood, when they are the issue of one of them only.
     3. In the civil law, when they are the children of the same father and mother, they are called brothers germain; when they descend from the same father, but not the same mother, they are consanguine brothers; when they are the issue of the same mother, but not the same father, they are uterine brothers. A half brother, is one who is born of the same father or mother, but not of both. One born of the same parents before they were married, a left-sided brother; and a bastard born of the same father or mother, is called a natural brother. Vide Blood; Half-blood; Line; and Merl. Repert. mot Frere; Dict. de Jurisp. mot Frere; Code, 3, 28, 27 Nov. 84, praef; Dane's Ab. Index, h. t.

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Every sibling has their own unique and special connection.
In comparison, those with unaffected siblings had vaccination rates of 84% [n = 78,564] at 2 years and 92% [n = 86,063] at age 5 years.
The measles-mumps-rubella vaccine did not raise the risk of developing autism spectrum disorders in a large, diverse, national cohort of children, even among those who had older siblings with autism and thus were at increased risk, according to a report published online April 21 in JAMA.
And just as one would expect, younger siblings see themselves as the funnier, favoured children while older siblings claim to be more successful and organised.
In six 90-minute sessions in the households of 39 middle-class families in Canada, each with two parents, the children were encouraged to play together, but not given particular instructions, to capture the spontaneous interactions between siblings.
Her argument about adoption and separating siblings - knockabout stuff as it may be - is too misleading and distorting to let go.
For example, the researchers scored whether the older sibling or mother were sensitive to the younger sibling's abilities and gave positive feedback.
The good effect of siblings was seen among Americans of all generations studied.
The study looked at the effects of physical assault with and without a weapon or injury, property aggression like stealing something or breaking a siblings' things on purpose, and psychological aggression such as saying things that made a sibling feel bad, scared, or not wanted around.
The average oviposition period of a female mated both with a sibling + a non-sibling male was shorter (6-7 days) than the oviposition periods following a mating with either a sibling or a non- sibling male (16-16.
SCHOOL admission arrangements have changed - which means Kirklees Council has made it easier for siblings to attend the same school.