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cousinry

[ kuhz-uhn-ree ]

noun

, plural cous·in·ries.
  1. cousins or relatives collectively.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cousinry1

First recorded in 1835–45; cousin + -ry

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Example Sentences

There are numerous Borcks always in the King's service; nor are these three, except by loose cousinry, related to one another.

As in the case of its cousinry a-land, the bladderwort at its leisure dines upon its prey.

He sold his business to the "cousinry," and, as they considered, on hard terms.

The Anhalt Cousinry gloomed irreconcilable; were never idle, digging pitfalls, raising troubles.

Goffe, too, was of the Cromwellian cousinry, having married a daughter of Whalley.

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