blood relation


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blood relation

n.
A person who is related to another by birth rather than by marriage.

blood relationship n.

blood relation

or

blood relative

n
(Genetics) a person related to another by birth, as distinct from one related by marriage

blood′ rela′tion


n.
a person related by birth rather than by marriage.
Also called blood′ rel′ative.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blood relation - one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
Translations

blood relation

nconsanguineo/a
References in classic literature ?
It is melancholy to acknowledge it of the blood relation of a "stroke oar," but it must be owned, in the interests of truth, that Julius cultivated his intelligence.
The two girls, on whom, kneeling down on the wet ground, and looking through the low, latticed window of Moor House kitchen, I had gazed with so bitter a mixture of interest and despair, were my near kinswomen; and the young and stately gentleman who had found me almost dying at his threshold was my blood relation.
How touching it was, here in a land of strangers, far away from home, and friends, and all who cared for me, thus to discover the grave of a blood relation.
And who but a blood relation, that couldn't help himself, I ask you, would take in that awful-tempered old maid, and that dreadful Clifford?
I am not her blood relation, you know--I am merely the General's step-daughter.
Linton's death: ancient associations lingered round my heart; I sat down in the porch and wept as for a blood relation, desiring Mr.
No, madam," replied one, "we are no blood relations at all, only brothers by our mode of life.
I have felt so strongly on the subject that although I was the only person outside of blood relations who was to have been asked to the wedding I would not let her invite me, for I should not have gone to witness the terrible mockery.
Although the Golden Fairy Realm has refused to interfere with the war in the past, Ramsey is confident that her blood relation to Titania will be enough to persuade the High Queen to use her royal influence to end the war.
He made it clear that the people of Chitral and GilgitBaltistan are one and of same origin and have blood relation.
I have been to Shaikh Khalifa Medical City, but was told only a blood relation with his/her consent can donate a kidney and only then can the transplant be carried out here.
Meanwhile, Egypt's foreign ministry spokesperson, Badr Abdel-ti, denied that relations between Khartoum and Cairo is facing a crisis, describing ties between the two countries as eternal and blood relation.