grand·​neph·​ew | \ ˈgran(d)-ˈnef-(ˌ)yü , chiefly British -ˈnev-\

Definition of grandnephew

: a grandson of one's brother or sister

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Through his father, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Philip is the grandnephew of Alexandra Romanov, Nicholas II's wife, and the last Tsarina of Russia. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Romanovs' Relationship with the British Royal Family Is Explored in an Exhibit at Buckingham Palace," 9 Nov. 2018 Timbo's father is Timothy Shriver, son of Eunice and Sargent Shriver and brother of Maria Shriver, which makes the infant JFK and RFK's great-grandnephew. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "JFK's Great-Grandnephew Was Just Baptized in Hyannisport This Weekend," 21 Aug. 2018 Through his father, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Philip is the grandnephew of Alexandra Romanov, Nicholas II's wife, and the last Tsarina of Russia. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "How Prince Harry Is Related to the Romanovs, the Last Russian Tsars," 16 July 2018 Christine is survived by two brothers Bruce Laird and his wife Catherine of Port Washington N.Y.; and Peter Laird and his wife Jeannine of western Massachusetts; a niece Emily; a nephew Benjamin and his wife Kelly; and a grandnephew Ian. Hartford Courant,, "Christine A. Laird," 31 Mar. 2018 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Help Net Foundation ( which supports the orphanage from which 2 of her grandnephew were adopted or Reading for the Blind. Hartford Courant,, "Theresa J. Vincenzo," 11 July 2018 Judith is also survived by Edith Marsden, of Massachusetts, her very best friend, and nine grandnieces and grandnephews., "Judith A. Pickering," 15 June 2018 Apart from her sister, Jaudes is survived by two nieces, a nephew and eight grandnieces and grandnephews. Bob Goldsborough,, "Paula Jaudes, doctor and longtime child advocate, dies," 25 June 2018 Dan is also survived by his godchildren, Maureen Fay, Quinn Krivitz and Colin Krivitz, as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Daniel Fay remembered for his creativity, from his work to his attire," 17 May 2018

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1596, in the meaning defined above

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