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Subject: Re: Does degree mean generation?
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 21:04:15 GMT
'Degree" refers to "degrees of consanguinity." In civil law, the
degree is determined by counting generations UP to the nearest common
ancestor. In canon law, you count UP to the common ancestor and then
DOWN to the other person. Or is it vice-versa? (I forget)
On 13 Jan 1999 05:02:56 GMT, (Links4two) wrote:
> Does degree mean the same as generation, as in "He proved his pedigree to
>the ninth degree," or "They could not marry within the seventh degree?"
> Thank you in advance for your help.