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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Definitions for consanguineous

  1. Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.

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Citations for consanguineous
These Neolithic people practiced agriculture in a settled communal life and are widely supposed to have had consanguineous clans as their basic social grouping. Bruce Cumings, Korea's Place in the Sun
Am not I consanguineous? am I not of her blood? William Shakespeare, Twelfth-Night
Origin of consanguineous
Consanguineous is from Latin consanguineus, from com-, con-, "with, together" + sanguineus, from sanguis, sanguin-, "blood." The noun form is consanguinity, "relationship by blood, or close relation or connection."