- relationship by descent from a common ancestor; kinship (distinguished from affinity).
- close relationship or connection.
Origin of consanguinity
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Examples from the Web for consanguinity
For them, it was "consanguinity of spirit" that attracted their friendship, and not "common point of view."David's Book Club: Within a Budding Grove
July 15, 2012
The results suggest an alarming Republican consanguinity with the anti-Obama birther conspiracy theorists.Is the South Ruining the GOP?
August 10, 2009
Moreover, there is that little knot of consanguinity to be considered.The Book of Khalid
Not the matter of consanguinity, they're about a sixteenth cousin.Space Viking
Henry Beam Piper
We find a taboo on the union of persons related by consanguinity or affinity.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
Would puzzle a convocation of casuists to resolve their degrees of consanguinity.Familiar Quotations
They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and consanguinity.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2
- relationship by blood; kinship
- close affinity or connection
- geology (of igneous rocks) similarity of origin, as shown by common mineral and chemical compositions and often texture
C14: see con-, sanguine
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Word Origin and History for consanguinity
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- Relationship by blood or by a common ancestor.
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