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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And here's the kicker about the ridiculousness of the papal dispensations for consanguinity.
We believe that some pods have close consanguinity with other pods and share some of the same calls.
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