Definition of "niece" []

  • The daughter of one's brother or sister or of the brother or sister of one's spouse. (noun)
  • The illegitimate daughter of an ecclesiastic who has taken a vow of celibacy. (noun)
  • A daughter of one's sister or brother (noun)

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Use "niece" in a sentence
  • "Where complete and fubftential jufttce has. been done* a new trial will not bo granted, though the judge who tried the caufe may have been miilaken in point of law; as where an action was brought by a perfon for a violent affault on her niece, who lived with her, per quod ferv. ami/it, and the judge held that the aunt Hood in loco parentis, whereon large damages were given; — the plaintiff undertaking to pay the damages to the niece* and the niece not to proceed in an action which"
  • "As far as I know, I am the only Lois Reibach in the world, but my niece is also lreibach and she has taken that identity in a number of online services."
  • "Or maybe it's because my niece is a frickin 'grandmother at 44!"