Definitions of "degree"
  1. A step describing the relative distance in a genealogical line from a common ancestor
  2. An assessment of the severity or gravity of a criminal offense
  3. The standard of conscientiousness one would reasonably expect of an individual under given circumstances
How to use "degree" in a sentence
  1. The degree of relation between two individuals in a family tree determines their kinship.
  2. In criminal law, homicide could be classified in varying degrees based on its nature and intent.
  3. The degree of care shown by the defendant in an accident case will help to ascertain negligence.

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