Definition of consanguinity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkɒnsæŋˈɡwɪnəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnsæŋˈɡwɪnəti//
[uncountable] (formal) Family background
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relationship by birth in the same family different degrees of consanguinity See related entries: Family background Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin consanguineus ‘of the same blood’ (from con- ‘together’ + sanguis ‘blood’) + -ity.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: consanguinity