Definition of parallel cousin in English:

parallel cousin

Line breaks: par¦al|lel cousin

noun

  • The offspring of a parent’s sibling; a first cousin.
    More example sentences
    • For instance, parallel cousins are not considered to be marriageable, but cross cousins are, which adds another dimension to the system, namely that of affinal relatives, relatives gained through marriage.
    • A cross cousin is the child of your mother's brother or father's sister, while the children of your mother's sister or father's brother are parallel cousins.
    • Among Muslims, the preferred match is between parallel cousins, the children of two brothers.

More definitions of parallel cousin

Definition of parallel cousin in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space