Definitions for "Relatives"
First degree relatives The closest blood relatives. Relatives by marriage do not count. They are your mother, father, daughters, sons, sisters and brothers. Second degree relatives Blood-related grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews on both the mother’s and father’s sides of the family. Half-sisters and half-brothers also count as second-degree relatives. Third degree relatives Blood-related great grandparents, great grandchildren, great aunts, great uncles, first cousins, great nephews and great nieces. They are on both the mother’s and the father’s sides of the family.
In family law matters, a relative includes grandparent, uncle/aunt, nephew, niece, cousin, step-parent, brother, sister, half brother/sister, step brother/sister.• Children & Family Law• Family Court Procedures• Grandparents and Child's Relatives
an lightly veiled secret of the higher end of the western Buddhist Community