cross-cousin


cross-cousin
\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: cross (III)
: one of two cousins especially of different sex who are respectively the children of a brother and of a sister

the institution of cross-cousin marriage

— compare parallel cousin

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/kraws"kuz'euhn, kros"-/, n.
a cousin who is the child either of one's mother's brother or one's father's sister. Cf. parallel cousin.
[1930-35]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cross cousin — The son or daughter of one s father s sister or mother s brother • • • Main Entry: ↑cousin cross cousin see under ↑cousin • • • Main Entry: ↑cross …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross cousin — n. Anthrop. a cousin who is the child of one s father s sister or one s mother s brother: see PARALLEL COUSIN * * * …   Universalium

  • cross cousin — n. Anthrop. a cousin who is the child of one s father s sister or one s mother s brother: see PARALLEL COUSIN …   English World dictionary

  • cross-cousin — /kraws kuz euhn, kros /, n. a cousin who is the child either of one s mother s brother or one s father s sister. Cf. parallel cousin. [1930 35] * * * ▪ anthropology       the child of one s mother s brother or father s sister. Scholars of kinship …   Universalium

  • cross-cousin — In kinship theory, cross cousin is a term used to describe first cousins whose related parents are of the opposite sex. In other words the mother of one is the sister of the father of the other. Societies vary as to whether they forbid or prefer… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • cross-cousin — noun The relationship between two cousins or two groups of cousins whose parents are brother and sister, respectively …   Wiktionary

  • cross-cousin — noun each of two cousins who are children of a brother and sister …   English new terms dictionary

  • cross-cousin marriage — marriage between the children of a brother and sister. Cf. parallel cousin marriage. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • cross-cousin marriage — marriage between the children of a brother and sister. Cf. parallel cousin marriage. [1885 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cousin marriage — Charles Darwin and his wife Emma were first cousins. Cousin marriage is marriage between two cousins. In various jurisdictions and cultures, such marriages range from being considered ideal and actively encouraged, to being uncommon but still… …   Wikipedia


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