Degrees of Kinship in Roman Law

By: Anavitarte, E. J.*

To measure the obligations derived from kinship, the Romans created a structure of lines and degrees of distance between a person and his relative.

The lines are the way in which degrees are counted, which can be: directly or collaterally, depending on whether counting the kinship should turn to another branch descending from the same common trunk.

And the degrees, which are currently counted in Arabic numerals, represent the relative distance between two people, in whose sphere there is always a particular relationship, for example: the 1st degree would be the parents and the children, the 2nd degree, they would be the grandparents and grandchildren, or the 3rd grade , which would be the great-grandparents and great-grandchildren.

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