blood relation


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

blood relation

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

blood relationship n.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Among women having had a blood relation with their husbands, those who were married to their first cousins from their father's side reported highest proportion of ever having been subjected to all physical or emotional abuse behaviours studied; only exception being two physical abuse behaviours i.
Dear Diary, Oh Mother" tells the story of Jade, a woman who finds out that the woman she looked up to has no blood relation to her.
Laughably, every supporting character seems to be a blood relation of Brett's gang, even the cafe waitress who threatens to kill Steve and Jenny with her icy stare over their full English breakfast.
She was not a blood relation so therefore not my concern.
If your aunt is a blood relation then having sex with her would be incest - a criminal offence.
If anyone else in the family, who is a blood relation, has similar difficulties.
You do not have to be a blood relation to donate a kidney to someone - everyone is a potential donor.
She already knew her mum had married a man called John Lydon and wondered if the rocker was somehow a blood relation.
I loved him dearly (still do) and, when he died, I felt as though I'd lost a blood relation.
But you don't have to be a blood relation for the bonds to be strong.
While many have been quick to link Marilyn Minter's work with that of Diane Arbus (who was not her teacher), Larry Clark, and Garry Winogrand, which obscures the fact that Minter found alienation as a blood relation, they have not seen the luxe if slightly sour air of Ingres' odalisques; the perverse family album of the later years of Manet's Olympia; the oneiric decline of Emma Bovary, who, as Avital Ronell has shown, was, like Mrs.
Those smiling, chubby babies of the Michelin TV ads capture the attention and tire-buying dollars of consumers to whom they stand in no blood relation.