Definition of blood relation in English:

blood relation

(also blood relative)


  • A person who is related to another by birth rather than by marriage.

    • ‘The alternate sponsor does not have to be a blood relation.’
    • ‘Under Scots law, a blood relative - no matter how distant they are - would come higher up in the pecking order when the estate was distributed than a ‘live-in lover’ where there is no will.’
    • ‘Which do you think is the blood relative and which the relation because of marriage?’
    • ‘The major risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure or a blood relative with the disease.’
    • ‘Anyone who has grown up in a troubled family will know that in reality the above qualities do not apply simply on the basis of someone being your blood relative.’
    • ‘Military regulations do not permit leave unless the person is a blood relative.’
    • ‘Danny hadn't been a blood relative, but he'd still been his brother.’
    • ‘Even though he is not your blood relative, since your parents are married, you two are family and will always be in each other's lives.’
    • ‘He is not actually a blood relative but part of a large group of ‘family’ members that consist of my mum and dad's friends.’
    • ‘Well, Trent's not my blood relative either, but he and I are like brothers.’
    • ‘A blood relative is buried next to Thomas Jefferson.’
    • ‘While Erin was in no way a blood relation of mine, I loved her like my own mother.’
    • ‘Otherwise, the nearest blood relative has more rights than a surviving partner.’
    • ‘In principle, one should not marry a blood relative, but in small communities marriages between kin more distantly related than first cousins are common.’
    • ‘Females are never allowed to have physical contact with a man who is not their husband or a blood relative.’
    • ‘Christopher isn't a blood relative of Tony's, but rather an in-law.’
    • ‘I know that I am not a blood relative of A but he means a lot to me.’
    • ‘Even though he was a blood relative, we've given him a really hard time over the years.’
    • ‘After all, Arthur's own father - his closest blood relative - has not been part of his family for years.’
    • ‘Because I'm a blood relation, there was a better chance of my kidney being a good match than Kenny's.’
    relatives, relations, blood relations, family members, kin, next of kin, kinsfolk, kinsmen, kinswomen, kindred, one's flesh and blood, one's own flesh and blood, connections
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