What is cousin?


In kinship terminology, a cousin is a relative with whom a person shares one or more common ancestor(s) (other than a parent, child/descendant, sibling, child/descendant of a sibling, or sibling of a parent/ancestor). However in common parlance, "cousin" normally specifically means "first cousin".

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Mumtaz Bhutto - Political Career
... When he and his cousin Zulfikar Ali Bhutto announced for a new political party 'Pakistan Peoples Party' PPP on 30 March 1967, and he also became the founding member and ... He and his cousin Zulfikar Ali Bhutto fought the election of 17 March 1970 against Ayoub Khuhro and Qazi Fazalullah ... His cousin became the 1st democractically elected Prime Minister of Pakistan and Bhutto became Governor on 24 December 1971, then Chief Minister of Sindh Province on 1 May 1972 ...
Cousin - Alternative Definitions - Usage For Extremely Distant Relations
... Although use of the word "cousin" in this context is infrequent (especially outside of evolutionary literature), any two individual organisms regardless of their ...
Huaorani - Culture - Marriage
... Waodani families practiced endogamy, especially cross-cousin marriages — a woman may marry her cousin(s) from one or more sisters on her father's side, or from brother(s) on her mother's ... another wife this was traditionally common if a man had no available cousin to marry ...
Terry Cousin
... Terry Sean Cousin (born March 11, 1975 in Miami, Florida) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent ... Cousin has also played for the Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars and Cleveland Browns ...
The Spooktacular New Adventures Of Casper - Characters - Spooky
... Spooky is Casper's mischief-minded cousin ... up to the Ghostly Trio as his heroes and despises his cousin's lack of interest in scaring humans ... exterior, Spooky may also have a slight soft spot for his cousin ...

Famous quotes containing the word cousin:

    The Empress is Legitimist, my cousin is Republican, Morny is Orleanist, I am a socialist; the only Bonapartist is Persigny, and he is mad.
    Napoleon Bonaparte III (1808–1873)

    I against my brother
    I and my brother against our cousin
    I, my brother and our cousin against the neighbors
    All of us against the foreigner.
    —Bedouin Proverb. Quoted by Bruce Chatwin in “From the Notebooks,” ch. 30, The Songlines (1987)