grandniece

noun
grand·niece | \ˈgran(d)-ˈnēs \

Definition of grandniece 

: a granddaughter of one's brother or sister

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Barbara is survived by her sister, Lucille Vallera and her husband Ralph of Newington, her brother Robert Lombardi of Bristol as well as many nieces and a nephew and grandnieces and grandnephews. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Barbara Lombardi Morey," 31 May 2018 Apart from her sister, Jaudes is survived by two nieces, a nephew and eight grandnieces and grandnephews. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "Paula Jaudes, doctor and longtime child advocate, dies," 25 June 2018 Judith is also survived by Edith Marsden, of Massachusetts, her very best friend, and nine grandnieces and grandnephews. courant.com, "Judith A. Pickering," 15 June 2018 For decades, Anderson was largely forgotten by the general public, but in 2000, with the help of her grandniece Alice Roepke, she was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. Kate Siber, Outside Online, "This Seamstress Conquered Bike Racing in the 1890s," 31 May 2018 Two days later, Clarissa, Ben, Jr., and Deon went to the federal courthouse, with Ben’s mother, three of his aunts, a cousin, a niece, and a year-old grandniece, for a bail hearing. Jennifer Gonnerman, The New Yorker, "How One Woman’s Fight to Save Her Family Helped Lead to a Mass Exoneration," 19 May 2018 Just then, her grandniece ran to the front of the courtroom. Jennifer Gonnerman, The New Yorker, "How One Woman’s Fight to Save Her Family Helped Lead to a Mass Exoneration," 19 May 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 Siblings Ronald, Horace and Sandra, as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, are among other living relatives. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 5/17," 17 May 2018

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1671, in the meaning defined above

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