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Each of two cousins who are children of a brother and sister.as modifier ‘cross-cousin marriage’
- ‘A cross cousin is the child of your mother's brother or father's sister, while the children of your mother's sister or father's brother are parallel cousins.’
- ‘In the times before Christian influence, the preference in some Polynesian societies was for cross-cousin marriage - a woman would marry her mother's brother's son or her father's sister's son.’
- ‘Marriages are usually arranged, and cross-cousin marriages are preferred.’
- ‘Marriage unions that create family alliances and concentrate land, wealth, and status, such as preferential cross-cousin marriage, are favored in many Micronesian societies.’
- ‘For instance, parallel cousins are not considered to be marriageable, but cross cousins are.’
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