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blood rel·a·tive

(blŭd rel'ă-tiv),
A popular term describing a relative of a person sharing a common ancestor. No special importance attaches to the blood as a vehicle of inheritance. Spouses are not ordinarily blood relatives and when they are, the marriage is consanguineous and carries a higher risk than average of progeny homozygous by descent from ancestors in common. Such marriages are discouraged and within certain degrees of kindred may be illegal.

blood relative

a related person who shares some of the same genetic material through a common ancestry.
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If a blood relative of a person listed on the QLTR's website list of 'estates reported to the QLTR but not yet determined if a UH estate or formally accepted as one', wishes to claim an estate, they should contact the QLTR office, contact details as follows: The QLTR Office, Unit 5, 14 South St Andrew Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AZ Telephone number - 0131 243 3210 Email - coqltr@copfs.
The team found that blood relatives of flu victims were more likely to die than non-relatives, even during different flu outbreaks.
And if a cohabiting partner dies without making a will their estate automatically passes to their closest blood relative - their children if they have any, followed by their parents, any brothers or sisters, or any other relatives - and not their partner.
The fortune stays there until a blood relative can be found.
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.
Any blood relative of a person listed on the available for claim estate list on the QLTR QL website, who wishes to claim that person's estate should apply to the Commissary Department of the Sheriff Court in the area in which the person lived, for appointment as executor-dative on the basis that he or she is a specified blood relative of the person and for the Confirmation to the estate.
The girl's sister also insisted DNA tests will prove she is their blood relative.
He said he had made a genuine mistake as he thought it had to be a blood relative.
Elwi's husband has come in for severe criticism in Egypt, after the January 25 revolution, as he is a blood relative of ousted former president Hosni Mubarak.
A RETIRED head teacher is embroiled in a battle to prove he is a blood relative of the Earl of Carnarvon - whose Hampshire stately home is the setting for ITV's popular period drama Downton Abbey.
Live kidney transplants are allowed in India only if the organ is donated by a blood relative or spouse, or if there is a swap agreement between two needy families.