consanguinity

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Relationship by blood or by a common ancestor.
  • noun A close affinity or connection.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In petrography, the genetic relationship existing between those igneous rocks of one locality which have been derived from a common parent magma by processes of differentiation.
  • noun Relationship by blood; the relationship or connection of persons descended from the same stock or common ancestor, in distinction from affinity, or relationship by marriage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The relation of persons by blood, in distinction from affinity or relation by marriage; blood relationship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A consanguineous or family relationship through parentage or descent. A blood relationship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (anthropology) related by blood

Etymologies

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Derived from Latin consanguinitas, from consanguineosus meaning "consanguineous", from com- meaning "together" + sanguineus meaning "of or pertaining to blood", from sanguis "blood"

Examples

  • The term consanguinity here means, within certain limitations defined by the law of nature, the positive law of God, or the supreme authority of State or Church, the blood-relationship (cognatio naturalis), or the natural bond between persons descended from the same stock.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • To blood ties, to civil relationship, a new consanguinity is added,

    Miguel Angel Asturias - Banquet Speech

  • When an airline owns a hotel and the hotel offers frequent-flier miles, those should properly be called consanguinity miles.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • When an airline owns a hotel and the hotel offers frequent-flier miles, those should properly be called consanguinity miles.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • When an airline owns a hotel and the hotel offers frequent-flier miles, those should properly be called consanguinity miles.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • When an airline owns a hotel and the hotel offers frequent-flier miles, those should properly be called consanguinity miles.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • The uncertain degree of alliance, or consanguinity, is expressed by the words, cognatus, consobrinus, (see Valesius ad Ammian. xxiii.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • When they are related by blood their relationship is called consanguinity; when they are related by marriage it is called affinity; when they are related by being god-parents in Baptism or Confirmation, it is called spiritual affinity; when they are related by adoption, it is called legal affinity.

    Baltimore Catechism No. 3 (of 4)

  • This usage proceeded, in part, from the notion of consanguinity between every member of a clan, even of the lowest degree, to his chieftain, and the affability and courtesy with which the head was in the habit of treating those over whom he ruled.

    Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. Volume I.

  • Blackstone, on consanguinity, which is as follows: --

    The Spirit of the Age Contemporary Portraits

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