Definition of consanguineal in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkänsaNGˈɡwinēəl/

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See consanguine

‘By contrast, marriage in them establishes a consanguineal alliance between two families.’
  • ‘Kinship is reckoned bilaterally, including consanguineal and affineal relations, although among the gentry recorded genealogies usually stressed the paternal.’
  • ‘Trading, raiding, consanguineal kinsmen, and loyal retainers are considered, and he notes that the ‘frontier aspect’ of the Mughal Empire compares well with three other great Islamic empires of its day (Ottoman, Safavid, and Uzbek).’
  • ‘Buffaloes, preferably full-grown bulls, are involved in funerals in two ways: some are contributed by consanguineal relatives and others are lent by affinal kin or even friends.’
  • ‘Twenty-nine out of 41 hunts had participants that were consanguineal relatives or were members of households that had consanguineal relatives.’