A recursive definitition

I really hate seeing this first word abused, so here goes:

ANCESTOR: One of your parents or their ancestors.

COLLATERAL ANCESTOR: The sibling of an ancestor.

The cousin, however close or distant, of an ancestor does not fit either definition.

By super blue

Grandson of a Town player.


  1. Thank you so much for the definitions. It is indeed cringe producing to see these terms misused, especially by those who should know better.


    1. Thanks for clarification. I frankly had been thinking of cousins, etc. as “collateral ancestors”.


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