variants or sibrit
plural -s
dialectal, England
: banns sense 1
often used in plural

Word History


Middle English sibred, sibrede, from sibred, sibrede kinship, consanguinity, from Old English sibrǣden, from sibb, adjective, sib + rǣden condition; probably from the mention of the banns of certain forms of kinship as impediments to marriage

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“Sibret.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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