consanguinity


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con·san·guin·i·ty

 (kŏn′săn-gwĭn′ĭ-tē, -săng-)
n. pl. con·san·guin·i·ties
1. Relationship by blood or by a common ancestor.
2. A close affinity or connection.

consanguinity

(ˌkɒnsæŋˈɡwɪnɪtɪ)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) relationship by blood; kinship
2. close affinity or connection
3. (Geological Science) geology (of igneous rocks) similarity of origin, as shown by common mineral and chemical compositions and often texture
[C14: see con-, sanguine]
ˌconsanˈguineous, conˈsanguine adj
ˌconsanˈguineously adv

con•san•guin•i•ty

(ˌkɒn sæŋˈgwɪn ɪ ti)

n.
1. relationship by descent from a common ancestor; kinship (disting. from affinity).
2. close relationship or connection.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]

consanguinity

blood relationship. Cf. affinity.
See also: Relationship

consanguinity

The state of being related to another person by blood or through a shared ancestor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consanguinity - (anthropology) related by blood
anthropology - the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
family relationship, kinship, relationship - (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
affinity - (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship
Translations
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consanguinity

[ˌkɒnsæŋˈgwɪnɪtɪ] Nconsanguinidad f

consanguinity

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The same thing would happen to those of the military who were placed among the other citizens; so that by this means every one would be in fear how to act in consequence of consanguinity. And thus let us determine concerning a community of wives and children.
They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
In these two romantic natures was manifest in a signal way that neglected phenomenon, the dominance of the sexual element in all the relations of life, strengthening, softening, and beautifying even those of consanguinity. The two were nearly inseparable, and by strangers observing their manner were not infrequently mistaken for lovers.
But though these two were in consanguinity so nearly related, they were in their dispositions almost the opposites to each other.
Julia thought no more of Antonio; but while her delighted eye rested on the well known scenes around their house, and {as} she stood in the world, for the first time, leaning on Charles, she thought him even nearer than their intimacy and consanguinity made them.
When I hear this oracular sentence, I am for a moment absorbed in thought, emphasizing to myself each word separately that I may come at the meaning of it, that I may find out by what degree of consanguinity They are related to me, and what authority they may have in an affair which affects me so nearly; and, finally, I am inclined to answer her with equal mystery, and without any more emphasis of the "they" -- "It is true, they did not make them so recently, but they do now." Of what use this measuring of me if she does not measure my character, but only the breadth of my shoulders, as it were a peg to bang the coat on?
He feels a strict consanguinity, and detects more likeness than variety in all her changes.
How, having often found two exactly similar names, even belonging to the same place, to involve no traceable consanguinity, near or distant, he did not at first give much heed to this, except in the way of speculation as to what a surprising change would be made in the condition of a little seamstress, if she could be shown to have any interest in so large a property.
They know no such things among the savages, but marry anyhow, without regard to relation, consanguinity, or family; brother and sister, nay, as I have been told, even the father and the daughter, and the son and the mother.
Jarndyce had written to a relation of the family, a great Sir Leicester Dedlock, for his interest in Richard's favour, generally; and Sir Leicester had replied in a gracious manner that he would be happy to advance the prospects of the young gentleman if it should ever prove to be within his power, which was not at all probable, and that my Lady sent her compliments to the young gentleman (to whom she perfectly remembered that she was allied by remote consanguinity) and trusted that he would ever do his duty in any honourable profession to which he might devote himself.
OFWs certified by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Labor Officer or by the embassy/consulate of the Philippines in the country where he or she had been deployed, may choose to endorse in writing the livelihood shopping privilege to his or her immediate family members within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity.
"We note the irrelevancy of whether the appointee received his salary or benefits or function as such, since the gravamen of the offense of nepotism is the appointment or designation of a relative within the prescribed level of consanguinity or affinity," the decision read.