collateral descendant
A relative descended from a brother or sister of an ancestor — for example, a cousin, niece, nephew, aunt, or uncle.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

collateral descendant
n.
   a relative descended from a brother or sister of an ancestor, and thus a cousin, niece, nephew, aunt or uncle.
   See also: descent and distribution

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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