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View synonyms for blood relation

blood relation

or blood relative

noun

  1. one related by birth.


blood relation

noun

  1. a person related to another by birth, as distinct from one related by marriage


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Word History and Origins

Origin of blood relation1

First recorded in 1700–10

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Example Sentences

Usually he was a distant kinsman, but whether a blood relation or not, we regarded all Welshmen as belonging to our clan.

He proved to be a Mr. Alexander,—it may fairly be presumed the Alexander of Ballochmyle, a blood relation of the lovely lass.

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

Since my grandfather died last year I have had nobody left of my own in 202 the world,—no real blood relation.

Garth had not a "blood relation" on earth, as far as he knew; but he had an adopted mother, and he had friends.

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