- having the same ancestry or descent; related by blood.
Also con·san·guine [kon-sang-gwin] /kɒnˈsæŋ gwɪn/, con·san·guin·e·al.
Origin of consanguineous
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Examples from the Web for consanguine
The first is the consanguine group of first cousins and nearer.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
It is evident that the punaluan family was formed out of the consanguine.Ancient Society
Lewis Henry Morgan
Next, how did the Consanguine family change into the Punaluan?
Consanguine, kon-sang′gwin, adj. related by blood: of the same family or descent—also Consanguin′eous.
Cunow does not see in the consanguine family the most primitive of all social forms, until now discovered.Woman under socialism
Word Origin and History for consanguine
c.1600, from French consanguin (14c.), from Latin consanguineus "of the same blood" (see consanguinity).
c.1600, from Latin consanguineus "of the same blood" (see consanguinity).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Exhibiting consanguinity.
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