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Definitions of nephew

  1. a son of your brother or sister Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A grandson or grandchild, or remoter lineal descendant. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A cousin. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The son of a brother or a sister, or of a brother-in-law or sister-in-law. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The son of a brother or of a sister. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. (orig.) A grandson-so in New Test.; the son of a brother or sister:-fem. NIECE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Son of a brother or sister. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The son of a sister or a brother. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The son of a brother or sister; fem. niece. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. The son of a brother or sister. But the term, as used in wills and other documents, may include the children of half brothers and sisters and also grand- nephews, if such be the apparent intention, but not the nephew of a husband or wife, and not (presumptively) a nephew who is illegitimate. See Shephard v. Shepliard, 57 Conn. 24, 17 Atl. 173; Lyon v. Lyon. 88 Me. 395, 34 Atl. 180; Brower v. Bowers, 1 Abb. Dec'. (N. T.) 214; Green's Appeal, 42 Pa. 25. thelawdictionary.org
  11. nev'[=u], or nef'[=u], n. the son of a brother or sister: (orig.) a grandson (so in New Test.):--fem. NIECE. [O. Fr. neveu--L. nepos, nepotis, grandson, nephew; A.S. nefa, Ger. neffe, nephew.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Brother\'s or sister\'s son. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. Job xviii. 19, = L. nepos, grandchild, descendant; so I Tim. v. 4, nephews [Gr.]. Niece once, similarly, like neptis, meant descendants, both male and female. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  14. n. The son of a brother or sister. Cabinet Dictionary

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