consanguinity, lineal
n.
Kinship between people descended in a direct line from one another, such as the relationship between parent and child and grandchild.

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  • consanguinity — /konsaerjgwinatiy/ Kinship; blood relationship; the connection or relation of persons descended from the same stock or common ancestor. Consanguinity is distinguished from affinity, which is the connection existing in consequence of a marriage,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • consanguinity — /konsaerjgwinatiy/ Kinship; blood relationship; the connection or relation of persons descended from the same stock or common ancestor. Consanguinity is distinguished from affinity, which is the connection existing in consequence of a marriage,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Consanguinity —     Consanguinity (in Canon Law)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Consanguinity (in Canon Law)     Consanguinity is a diriment impediment of marriage as far as the fourth degree of kinship inclusive. The term consanguinity here means, within certain …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • consanguinity — con·san·guin·i·ty /ˌkän ˌsan gwi nə tē, ˌsaŋ / n: the quality or state of being consanguineous Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. consanguinity …   Law dictionary

  • lineal consanguinity — The relationship between blood relatives where one is a direct descendant of the other. For example, a person has consanguinity with her mother, grandmother, and daughter. (See also: consanguinity) Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates Nolo’s Plain… …   Law dictionary

  • Consanguinity — Con san*guin i*ty, n. [L. consanguinitas: cf. F. consanguintit[ e].] The relation of persons by blood, in distinction from affinity or relation by marriage; blood relationship; as, lineal consanguinity; collateral consanguinity. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consanguinity — /kon sang gwin i tee/, n. 1. relationship by descent from a common ancestor; kinship (distinguished from affinity). 2. close relationship or connection. [1350 1400; ME consanguinite ( < AF) < L consanguinitas. See CONSANGUINEOUS, ITY] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • lineal — /liniyal/ That which comes in a line; especially a direct line, as from father to son. Collateral relationship is not called lineal, though the expression collateral line, is not unusual. Proceeding in direct or unbroken line, hereditary,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • lineal — /liniyal/ That which comes in a line; especially a direct line, as from father to son. Collateral relationship is not called lineal, though the expression collateral line, is not unusual. Proceeding in direct or unbroken line, hereditary,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Consanguinity — Bernard Gui s Arbor genealogiae regum Francorum, showing consanguinity of the kings of France Consanguinity ( con (with/together) sanguine (blood) ity (no …   Wikipedia

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