con sanguinity

consanguinity

[kon-sang-gwin-i-tee]
noun
1.
relationship by descent from a common ancestor; kinship (distinguished from affinity ).
2.
close relationship or connection.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English consanguinite (< Anglo-French) < Latin consanguinitās. See consanguineous, -ity

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consanguinity (ˌkɒnsæŋˈɡwɪnɪtɪ)
 
n
1.  relationship by blood; kinship
2.  close affinity or connection
3.  geology (of igneous rocks) similarity of origin, as shown by common mineral and chemical compositions and often texture
 
[C14: see con-, sanguine]
 
consan'guineous
 
adj
 
con'sanguine
 
adj
 
consan'guineously
 
adv

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consanguinity
late 14c., from L. consanguinitatem, from consanguineus "consanguineous, of the same blood," from com- "together" + sanguineus "of blood" (see sanguine).
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consanguinity con·san·guin·i·ty (kŏn'sān-gwĭn'ĭ-tē, -sāng-)
n.
Relationship by blood or by a common ancestor.

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