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Definition: Consanguinity

Quick Summary of Consanguinity

An old-fashioned term referring to the relationship of “blood relatives” — people who have a common ancestor. Consanguinity exists, for example, between brothers and sisters but not between husbands and wives.

What is the dictionary definition of Consanguinity?

Dictionary Definition

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

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Consanguinity are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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