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Etiquette a title used by a sovereign when addressing another sovereign or a nobleman

Cousin

Victor . 1792--1867, French philosopher and educational reformer
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A: These students will fall in the first degree relatives' category and will be allowed to stay.
Inclusion Criteria: This study shall include persons above the age of 30 years who are first degree relatives of type II diabetic, admitted in indoor or attending on outpatient basis.
The prisoners confirmed that solitary confinement policy and only allowing first degree relatives to visit them are violations of their rights, especially prisoners in solitary confinement who are not granted visits even from their first degree relatives.
Among the families, 16 men who were first degree relatives of known BRCA2 carriers had developed breast cancer between the ages of 29 and 79.
In addition, increased priority is given to first degree relatives of those who have signed donor cards, to first degree relatives of those who have died and given organs, and to live donors of a kidney, liver lobe or lung lobe who have donated for as yet undesignated recipients.
Prof Jill Pell, writing in the British Medical Journal, said: "First degree relatives are an obvious group to target with prevention."
One study found the prevalence of MDD in first degree relatives to be two-fold in comparison to non-affective psychiatric controls and to psychiatrically ill controls that were never used (Cichetti and Toth, 1998).
The risk increases to 10pc among first degree relatives, 14pc among non-identical twins and 47pc in identical twins.