Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Consanguinity; kinship.
“Richard Bauckham writes 'Palestinian Jewish-Christian circles in the early church used the title ‘brother of the Lord’ not simply to identify the brothers, but as ascribing to them an authoritative status, and therefore the brothers themselves, not wishing to claim an authority based on mere blood-relationship to Jesus, avoided the term...”
“You know well that no King or Queen of Valdemar can wed a subject who is within the third degree of blood-relationship.”
“There was the small matter of needing a physical bond however-Ma'ar had used the bond of blood-relationship 'Could another bond serve as well?”
“Mr. Garrison spoke at his funeral, calling him "a brother beloved incomparably beyond all blood-relationship." ... went to hear the Jubilee”
“She usually saw this church floating in the air; but it is noteworthy that in all the feasts having so to speak a blood-relationship with Jesus Christ or with the mysteries of His life, she saw this church not floating in the air but appearing as the crown of a pillar or of a stern thrusting itself up like a flower or fruit growing out of the earth.”
“Dangerously ill, and yet here had been his uncle able to go through with -- not entirely calmly, to be sure; Adrian remembered the lack of attention, the broken eye-glasses; and yet, still able to go through with, not obviously shaken, this monthly farce; this dinner that in reality mocked all the real meaning of blood-relationship.”
“First, attention must be paid to the patriotic solidarity existing  amongst the bondsmen, a solidarity which, in the case of those who had been deported in the same ship, had all the sanctity of blood-relationship.”
“The theory which postulates the blood-relationship of individuals of the same species may be correct, but it is utterly incapable of proof, and the same is true in a greater degree when there is question of individuals of the same class but of different species.”
“In vain did his sister-in-law urge on him that the law was absurd, and that, as there was no blood-relationship between them, there could be nothing criminal in their living together; he had not the moral courage to face the cold criticism of a narrow-minded and bigoted community, and, though mad with passionate love, he hesitated to take the fatal plunge.”
“They may not be seamen, -- they may wear black coats and respectable white ties, and have large balances in the bank, but they are the Sea's men, -- brothers by blood-relationship, if not by trade, of”
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