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Definition of: cousin

(kuzən) noun
1. One collaterally related by descent from a common ancestor, but not a brother or sister. Children of brothers and sisters are first cousins; children of first cousins are second cousins to each other. A first cousin once removed is the child of one's first cousin; a first cousin twice removed is the grandchild of one's first cousin, etc. A second cousin once removed is the child of one's second cousin, etc.
2. A noble of the king's council, or a fellow sovereign: a style of address used by a king.
3. One of a kindred race: our English cousins.
4. Obs. Any collateral relative more distant than a brother or sister.
v.t. To claim as a cousin or relative.
[<OF cosin <L consobrinus child of a maternal aunt]
—cous′in·ly
adjective & adverb

Definition of: Cousin

(koomacr·zandot), Victor,
1792–1867, French philosopher.

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