nephew definition

  • noun:
    • A son of your respective bro or sis or associated with sibling or cousin of one's partner.
    • The illegitimate child of an ecclesiastic who may have taken a vow of celibacy.
    • A son of the sibling, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law; either a son of your respective bro (fraternal nephew) or a son of the cousin (sororal nephew).
    • A grandson or grandchild, or remoter lineal descendant.
    • A cousin.
    • The child of a brother or a sister, or of a brother-in-law or sister-in-law.
    • A grandchild; occasionally, a far more remote lineal descendant.
    • A cousin.
    • The son of your respective cousin or cousin. That is today the usual definition. Occasionally, in the explanation of wills, the term is comprehended as including also ‘grandnephew.’
    • a son of the sibling or cousin

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