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BLOOD Definition & Legal Meaning

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Kindred; consanguinity; family relationship; relation by descent from a common ancestor. One person is “of the blood” of another when they are related by lineal descent or collateral kinship. Miller v. Speer, 38 N. J. Eq. 572; Delaplaine v. Jones, 8 N. J. Law, 346; Leigh v. Leigh, 15 Ves. 108; Cummings v. Cummings, 146 Mass. 501, 16 N. E. 401; Swasey v. Jaques, 144 Mass. 135, 10 N. E. 758, 59 Am. Rep. 65.


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