blood relative

noun

Definition of blood relative

US
: someone who has the same parents or ancestors as another person
  • Your sister is your blood relative, but your brother-in-law is not.

Word by Word Definitions

blood play
  1. : the fluid that circulates in the heart, arteries, capillaries, and veins of a vertebrate animal carrying nourishment and oxygen to and bringing away waste products from all parts of the body

  2. : a comparable fluid of an invertebrate

  3. : a fluid resembling blood

  1. : to stain or wet with blood

  2. : bleed

  3. : to expose (a hunting dog) to sight, scent, or taste of the blood of its prey

relative play
  1. : a word referring grammatically to an antecedent

  2. : a thing having a relation to or connection with or necessary dependence on another thing

  3. : a person connected with another by blood or affinity

  1. : introducing a subordinate clause qualifying an expressed or implied antecedent

  2. : relevant, pertinent

  3. : not absolute or independent : comparative


Law Dictionary

blood relative

noun blood rel·a·tive

legal Definition of blood relative

: a relative by common descent — compare affine

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