collateral descendant

Definition of "collateral descendant"
  1. A family member who comes from a sibling of an ancestor such as a cousin, niece, nephew, aunt, or uncle
How to use "collateral descendant" in a sentence
  1. He is a collateral descendant of his aunt through her sister.
  2. Her only collateral descendants are her three nieces.
  3. As a collateral descendant, he stood to inherit a small portion of the estate.

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