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COUSIN, noun

1. In a general sense, one collaterally related more remotely than a brother or sister. But,

2. Appropriately, the son or daughter of an uncle or aunt; the children of brothers and sisters being usually denominated cousins or cousin-germans. In the second generation, they are called second cousins.

3. A title given by a king to a nobleman, particularly to those of the council.

COUSIN, adjective Allied.