consanguinity

[ kon-sang-gwin-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF consanguinity
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Moreover, there is that little knot of consanguinity to be considered.

Not the matter of consanguinity, they're about a sixteenth cousin.

We find a taboo on the union of persons related by consanguinity or affinity.

Would puzzle a convocation of casuists to resolve their degrees of consanguinity.

They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and consanguinity.

Affinity is relationship by marriage, consanguinity is relationship by blood.

They were educated in the same neighbourhood, but had no knowledge of their consanguinity.

They, too, have been deaf to the voice of justice and consanguinity.

They, too, have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity.

Then the consanguinity of the parties was a great source of embarrassment and trouble.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Middle French consanguinité, from Latin consanguinitatem (nominative consanguinitas), from consanguineus "consanguineous, of the same blood," from com- "together" (see com-) + sanguineus "of blood" (see sanguine).

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