Cosinage
Cosinage Cos"in*age (k?s"'n-?j), n. [See {Cousinage}.] (Law) (a) Collateral relationship or kindred by blood; consanguinity. --Burrill. (b) 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. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • cosinage — cosenage /ksz(3)naj/ (Also spelled cosinage, cousinage. ) In old English law, a writ that lay for the heir where the tresail, i.e., the father of the besail, or greatgrandfather, was seised of lands in fee at his death, and a stranger entered… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cosinage — cosenage /ksz(3)naj/ (Also spelled cosinage, cousinage. ) In old English law, a writ that lay for the heir where the tresail, i.e., the father of the besail, or greatgrandfather, was seised of lands in fee at his death, and a stranger entered… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cosinage — ˈkəzənij noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English more at cousinage : cousinhood see writ of cosinage …   Useful english dictionary

  • cosinage — cos·in·age …   English syllables

  • cosinage — /ˈkʌzənɪdʒ/ (say kuzuhnij) noun Law kindredship; cousinship; consanguinity. Also, cosenage. {Anglo French} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cosinage — Same as cousinage …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • writ of cosinage — a writ formerly used to recover possession of an estate in lands when a stranger has entered after the death of a lineal kinsman …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cousinage — Cous in*age ( ?j), n. [F. cousinage, OF., also, cosinage. Cf. {Cosinage}, {Cozenage}.] Relationship; kinship. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cousinage — (kou zi na j ) s. m. 1°   Parenté entre cousins. Les prérogatives du cousinage. •   Il vient les visiter sous le nom de cousin ; La soubrette d ailleurs sait gagner un voisin ; Là, tout devenant libre à ce feint cousinage, Ils y vont en secret… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • de consanguineo — de consanguineo, and de consanguinitate /diy konsaetjgwiniyow/diy konsaerjgwinateytiy/ Writs of cosinage (writ of cosinage)(q.v.) …   Black's law dictionary

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