Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Relationship; kindred. See 5 Ann. Cas. 511; also 29 L. R. A. 544.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Kindred; consanguinity; family relationship; relation by descent from a common ancestor. One person is "of the blood" of another when they are related by lineal descent or collateral kinship. Miller v. Speer, 38 N. J. Eq. 572; Delaplaine v. Jones, 8 N. J. Law, 346; Leigh v. Leigh, 15 Ves. 108; Cummings v. Cummings, 146 Mass. 501, 16 N. E. 401; Swasey v. Jaques, 144 Mass. 135, IQ N. E. 758, 59 Am. Rep. 65.
    —Half-blood. A term denoting the degree of relationship which exists between those who have the same father or the same mother, but not both parents in common.
    —Mixed blood. A person is "of mixed blood" who is descended from ancestors of different races or nationalities ; but particularly, in the United States, the term denotes a person one of whose parents (or more remote ancestors) was a negro. See Hopkins v. Bowers, 111 N. C. 175, 16 S. E. 1.
    — Whole blood. Kinship by descent from the same father and mother; as distinguished from half blood, which is the relationship of those who have one parent in common, but not bath.