cosinage

Cosinage

Cos"in*age\ (k?s"'n-?j), n. [See Cousinage.] (Law) (a) Collateral relationship or kindred by blood; consanguinity. --Burrill. (b) A writ to recover possession of an estate in lands, when a stranger has entered, after the death of the grandfather's grandfather, or other distant collateral relation. --Blackstone.
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