consanguinity

noun
con·​san·​guin·​i·​ty | \ ˌkän-ˌsan-ˈgwi-nə-tē How to pronounce consanguinity (audio) , -ˌsaŋ- \
plural consanguinities

Definition of consanguinity

1 : the quality or state of being consanguineous persons related by consanguinity
2 : a close relation or connection the consanguinity of monotheistic religions

First Known Use of consanguinity

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for consanguinity

see consanguineous

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The first known use of consanguinity was in the 14th century

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“Consanguinity.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consanguinity. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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consanguinity

noun
con·​san·​guin·​i·​ty | \ ˌkän-ˌsan-ˈgwi-nə-tē, -ˌsaŋ- How to pronounce consanguinity (audio) \

Legal Definition of consanguinity

: the quality or state of being consanguineous

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