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Cousin vs. Niece

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Main Difference

The main difference between Cousin and Niece is that the Cousin is a any descendant of ancestors sibling and Niece is a child of one's sibling or half-sibling.

Wikipedia
  • Cousin (noun)

    The son or daughter of a person’s uncle or aunt; a first cousin.

    "I think my cousin is a good man."

  • Cousin (noun)

    Any relation who is not a direct ancestor or descendant but part of one's extended family; one more distantly related than an uncle, aunt, granduncle, grandaunt, nephew, niece, grandnephew, grandniece, etc.

  • Cousin (noun)

    A title formerly given by a king to a nobleman, particularly to those of the council. In English writs, etc., issued by the crown, it signifies any earl.

  • Cousin (noun)

    Something kindred or related to another.

  • Niece (noun)

    A daughter of one’s sibling, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law; either the daughter of one's brother ("fraternal niece"), or of one's sister ("sororal niece").

    "My niece just celebrated her 15th birthday."

Wiktionary
  • Cousin (noun)

    One collaterally related more remotely than a brother or sister; especially, the son or daughter of an uncle or aunt.

  • Cousin (noun)

    A title formerly given by a king to a nobleman, particularly to those of the council. In English writs, etc., issued by the crown, it signifies any earl.

  • Cousin (noun)

    Allied; akin.

  • Niece (noun)

    A relative, in general; especially, a descendant, whether male or female; a granddaughter or a grandson.

  • Niece (noun)

    A daughter of one's brother or sister, or of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law. In modern English, this is the primary meaning.

Webster Dictionary
  • Cousin (noun)

    the child of your aunt or uncle

  • Niece (noun)

    a daughter of your brother or sister

Princeton's WordNet

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