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consanguinity

[kon-sang-gwin-i-tee] /ˌkɒn sæŋˈgwɪn ɪ ti/
noun
1.
relationship by descent from a common ancestor; kinship (distinguished from affinity).
2.
close relationship or connection.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English consanguinite (< Anglo-French) < Latin consanguinitās. See consanguineous, -ity
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  • And here's the kicker about the ridiculousness of the papal dispensations for consanguinity.
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British Dictionary definitions for consanguinity

consanguinity

/ˌkɒnsæŋˈɡwɪnɪtɪ/
noun
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
Derived Forms
consanguineous, consanguine, adjective
consanguineously, adverb
Word Origin
C14: see con-, sanguine
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Word Origin and History for consanguinity
n.

c.1400, from Middle French consanguinité, from Latin consanguinitatem (nominative consanguinitas), from consanguineus "consanguineous, of the same blood," from com- "together" (see com-) + sanguineus "of blood" (see sanguine).

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consanguinity in Medicine

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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