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I'm reviewing a document for a subpoena and had to look up this word:

Consanguinity

Want to take a guess?

(Shel - what happened to word of the day anyways?)
 

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Well, "sanguine" is from the Latin for blood, and "con" is short for "convict," or a criminal. So "consanguinity" is what you end up with when one guy beats up another guy in the prison yard.
 

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Consanguinity refers to blood relationship among people from common ancestry. I only know this because "consanguinidad" is commonly used in Spanish; if it weren't for that, I would have no idea. I've never even heard the word in English before. :nerd:
 
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