[ kon-sang-gwin-ee-uhs ]
/ ˌkɒn sæŋˈgwɪn i əs /
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having the same ancestry or descent; related by blood.
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Also con·san·guine [kon-sang-gwin], /kɒnˈsæŋ gwɪn/, con·san·guin·e·al.
Origin of consanguineous
First recorded in 1595–1605; from Latin consanguineus “related by blood, kindred; blood relation, kinsman,” equivalent to con- + sanguin- (stem of sanguis) “blood” + -eus adjective suffix. Consanguineous first occurs in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (1602), and Shakespeare may have introduced the word into English. See con-, -eous
OTHER WORDS FROM consanguineouscon·san·guin·e·ous·ly, adverb
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How to use consanguineous in a sentence
The gens is an organized body of consanguineal kindred in the female line.Wyandot Government: A Short Study of Tribal Society|John Wesley Powell
From about 1855 to 1880 much was written about the effect of consanguineal interbreeding.
There is no variation of the social monotony, and the result is socially the same as close consanguineal interbreeding.
Usually several of these consanguineal units comprise a village, and their captains form its governing body.Ceremonies of the Pomo Indians|Samuel Alfred Barrett
Do the local and descriptive names of "the clans or consanguineal bands," also descend in the female line?Method in the Study of Totemism|Andrew Lang