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
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
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 husband and wife. See Witness.
, social relation