Degree Of Kinship Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Degree Of Kinship, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Degree Of Kinship?

n. Each step from a common ancestor that describes the level of relationship between two blood related persons, such as first cousins, one sibling to another, parent to child. The calculation is important in cases where there is no will in order to determine the estate heirs.