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Children of more distantly related cousins have less risk of genetic disorders.
In fact, a study of Icelandic records indicated that marriages between third or fourth cousins (people with common great-great- or great-great-great-grandparents) may produce the most children and grandchildren.
This would have the effect of eliminating parallel-cousin marriage as an option, but would leave cross-cousin marriage acceptable.
In the ancient system of the Erya dating from around the third century BC, the words for the two types of cross cousins were identical, with father's brother's children and mother's sister's children both being distinct.
A cousin marriage is a marriage where the partners are cousins (i.e.
people with common grandparents or people who share other fairly recent ancestors).
Here the girl is not forced to marry her male cousin, but she cannot marry another unless he gives consent.
The force of the custom is seen in one case from Jordan when the father arranged for the marriage of his daughter to an outsider without obtaining the consent of her male cousin.
In traditional Syria-Palestina, if a girl had no paternal male cousin (father's brother's son) or he renounced his right to her, the next in line was traditionally the maternal male cousin (mother's brother's son) and then other relatives.
In some countries, the practice is common, while in others it is uncommon though legal.
In some societies, it is seen as incestuous and is legally prohibited, for example in China and Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, the Philippines and 24 of the 50 United States.
The laws of many jurisdictions set out the degree of consanguinity in relation to prohibited sexual relations and marriage parties.
Such rules are also used to determine heirs of an estate according to statutes that govern intestate succession, which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Finally, one reason that MBD marriage is often most common may be the typically greater emotional warmth between a man and his mother's side of the family.