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blood relation

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noun
  1. one related by birth.

Origin of blood relation

First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for blood relation

Historical Examples

  • He is a blood-relation of the Elburnes, therefore of the Jocelyns.

    Evan Harrington, Complete

    George Meredith

  • Wo, therefore, to him who has slain the Corsican's brother or blood-relation!

  • Edom was the most bitter enemy of Israel, their blood-relation.

    The Prophet Ezekiel

    Arno C. Gaebelein

  • It was the Wahpeton chief who spoke, a blood-relation to Tawasuota.

    Old Indian Days

    [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman

  • Thank God, none of them are any blood-relation of mine, anyway.

    The Next of Kin

    Nellie L. McClung


British Dictionary definitions for blood relation

blood relation

blood relative

noun
  1. a person related to another by birth, as distinct from one related by marriage
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blood relation in Medicine

blood relation

n.
  1. A person who is related to another by birth rather than by marriage.
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