Definition of RELATIONS


RELATIONS

kindred. In its most extensive signification, this
term includes all the kindred of the person spoken of. In a more limited sense,
it signifies those persons who are entitled as next of kin under the statute of
distribution.


2. A legacy to "relations" generally, or to "relations by blood or
marriage," without enumerating any of them, will, therefore, entitle to a
share, such of the testator s relatives as would be entitled under the statute
of distribution s in the event of intestacy. 1 Madd. Ch. R. 45; 1 Bro. C. C.
33. See the cases referred to under the word Relations, article
Construction.


3. Relations to either of the parties, even beyond the ninth degree,
have been holden incapable to serve on juries. 3 Chit. Pr. 795, note c. 4.
Relationship or affinity is no objection to a witness, unless in the case of
hushand and wife. See Witness.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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