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cousin


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cousin  \Cous"in\  (k?z"'n),  n.  [F.  cousin,  LL  cosinus,  cusinus 
  contr.  from  L.  consobrinus  the  child  of  a  mother's  sister, 
  cousin;  con-  +  sobrinus  a  cousin  by  the  mother's  side  a  form 
  derived  fr  soror  forsosor  sister.  See  {Sister},  and  cf 
  {Cozen},  {Coz}.] 
  1.  One  collaterally  related  more  remotely  than  a  brother  or 
  sister;  especially,  the  son  or  daughter  of  an  uncle  or 
  aunt. 
 
  Note:  The  children  of  brothers  and  sisters  are  usually 
  denominated  first  cousins,  or  cousins-german.  In  the 
  second  generation,  they  are  called  second  cousins.  See 
  {Cater-cousin},  and  {Quater-cousin}. 
 
  Thou  art,  great  lord,  my  father's  sister's  son,  A 
  cousin-german  to  great  Priam's  seed.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  title  formerly  given  by  a  king  to  a  nobleman, 
  particularly  to  those  of  the  council.  In  English  writs, 
  etc.,  issued  by  the  crown,  it  signifies  any  earl. 
 
  My  noble  lords  and  cousins,  all  good  morrow. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cousin  \Cous"in\,  n. 
  Allied;  akin.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cousin 
  n  :  the  child  of  your  aunt  or  uncle  [syn:  {first  cousin},  {cousin-german}, 
  {full  cousin}] 




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