What does the word consanguinity mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Blood relationship.

Usage examples for consanguinity

  1. For obvious reasons it will often be impossible to distinguish between the different degrees of consanguinity, but wherever possible the degree will be specified. – Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population by George B. Louis Arner
  2. Some spell it y- e- double g, but I insist on the a, sir, as grammatically more correct, since the peerless word has no etymologic consanguinity with hen fruit, and should not be confounded by vulgar misspelling." – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  3. It is my opinion, that without a will in their favour, these children cannot oppose his claim successfully, if he can prove his consanguinity to Mr. Garie. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
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