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 Cousin.Cousin Betsy. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cousin.
 
All peers above the rank of baron are officially addressed by the Crown as cousin.   1
   A viscount or earl is “Our right trusty and well-beloved cousin.”   2
   A marquis is “Our right trusty and entirely-beloved cousin.”   3
   A duke is “Our right trusty and right-entirely-beloved cousin.”   4
 


 Cousin.Cousin Betsy. 

 
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