niece

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niece

noun \ˈnēs\

: a daughter of your brother or sister

Full Definition of NIECE

1
:  a daughter of one's brother, sister, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law
2
:  an illegitimate daughter of an ecclesiastic

Examples of NIECE

  1. If he's my uncle, then I'm his niece.

Origin of NIECE

Middle English nece granddaughter, niece, from Anglo-French nece, niece, from Late Latin neptia, from Latin neptis; akin to Latin nepot-, nepos grandson, nephew — more at nephew
First Known Use: 14th century

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