cousinly

cousinly

[kuhz-uhn-lee]
adjective
like or befitting a cousin.

Origin:
1805–15; cousin + -ly

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cousin (ˈkʌzən)
 
n
1.  first cousin, cousin-german, Also called: full cousin the child of one's aunt or uncle
2.  a relative who has descended from one of one's common ancestors. A person's second cousin is the child of one of his parents' first cousins. A person's third cousin is the child of one of his parents' second cousins. A first cousin once removed (or loosely second cousin) is the child of one's first cousin
3.  a member of a group related by race, ancestry, interests, etc: our Australian cousins
4.  a title used by a sovereign when addressing another sovereign or a nobleman
 
[C13: from Old French cosin, from Latin consōbrīnus cousin, from sōbrīnus cousin on the mother's side; related to soror sister]
 
'cousinhood
 
n
 
'cousinship
 
n
 
'cousinly
 
adj, —adv

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