- relationship by descent from the same ancestor; blood relationship
- close association; connection
Origin of consanguinityMiddle English and Old French consanguinite from Classical Latin consanguinitas: see consanguineous
- Relationship by blood or by a common ancestor.
- A close affinity or connection.
(countable and uncountable, plural consanguinities)
From Middle French consanguinité, from Latin consanguinitas, from consanguineosus meaning "consanguineous", from com- meaning "together" + sanguineus meaning "of or pertaining to blood", from sanguis "blood"
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