Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Relationship as of cousins.
  • noun Cousins, or persons related by blood, collectively.

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

  • noun The state or condition of a cousin; also, the collective body of cousins; kinsfolk.

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

  • noun Relationship as of cousins
  • noun The state or quality of being a cousin
  • noun Cousins, or persons related by blood, collectively

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From cousin +‎ -hood.

Examples

  • Let's have two variables named C ( "cousinhood") and R ( "generations removed").

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • According to popular mythology, World War I broke out largely because of a decadent, inbred cousinhood that ruled over the Old World's dynastic empires in a way that was undemocratic but also competitive, promoting an arms race that their pacific European subjects could not prevent and that could only end in war.

    Family Matters

  • Once you begin doing genealogy, the concept of cousinhood becomes pretty ho hum.

    Shaking the Family Tree

  • One suspects that Ms. Carter skimps on her discussion of Franz Josef because he was only distantly related to the book's "cousinhood."

    Family Matters

  • Once you begin doing genealogy, the concept of cousinhood becomes pretty ho hum.

    Shaking the Family Tree

  • One suspects that Ms. Carter skimps on her discussion of Franz Josef because he was only distantly related to the book's "cousinhood."

    Family Matters

  • According to popular mythology, World War I broke out largely because of a decadent, inbred cousinhood that ruled over the Old World's dynastic empires in a way that was undemocratic but also competitive, promoting an arms race that their pacific European subjects could not prevent and that could only end in war.

    Family Matters

  • One suspects that Ms. Carter skimps on her discussion of Franz Josef because he was only distantly related to the book's "cousinhood."

    Family Matters

  • According to popular mythology, World War I broke out largely because of a decadent, inbred cousinhood that ruled over the Old World's dynastic empires in a way that was undemocratic but also competitive, promoting an arms race that their pacific European subjects could not prevent and that could only end in war.

    Family Matters

  • Netta Franklin, her sister Lily, and other members of the Franklin cousinhood reveal an extraordinary family involvement in both the equal rights and social welfare aspects of Anglo-Jewish feminism during the first half of the twentieth century.

    Henrietta Franklin.

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