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See cousinage.


cosinage (countable and uncountable, plural cosinages)

  1. Collateral relationship or kindred by blood; consanguinity.
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  2. (law) A writ to recover possession of an estate in lands, when a stranger has entered, after the death of the grandfather's grandfather, or other distant collateral relation.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cosinage in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)