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collateral descendant

Legal Definition of collateral descendant

Noun

  1. A descendant that is not direct, such as a niece or a cousin.

Definition of collateral descendant

Further reading

A collateral descendant is a relative descended from a brother or sister of an ancestor, and thus a niece, nephew, or cousin.[1]

Compare with lineal descendant.

References

  1. "law.com Law Dictionary". Retrieved 2007-08-08.

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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