Part of speech: noun

Blood relationship.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Frank J. Webb.