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Half-and half-brother

Half-and half-brother? what is the difference?

In everyday life, you can hear quite rare expressions such as half-uterine or relative.

However, sometimes there are questions, what is this concept?

value concepts

According to representations of ancestors, bloodinherited on his father's side, t. e. is transmitted during fetal development from dad to son or daughter. As a result, children born of different women from the same men considered consanguine relatives. Despite the recent advances of genetics and awareness of the fact that any evidence is inherited from both parents, and as a result of genetic modification may occur and novel features of the concept of half-brother and remained in use and applies it to the children born of the same father.
Half-brother - these are relatives,whose internal development took place in the same womb. Thus, children of the same women are half brother and sisters. However, even the sons born to one woman from different fathers, uterine considered.
It is easy to notice that the family, in the modern sense, the brothers are both consanguine and uterine relatives, so they are also called full-blood.

A little history

During the heyday of the Roman Empireit was believed that more than half-brothers relatives to each other people than the uterine. The reason is simple enough: in those days, Rome was dominated by patriarchy, so, of course, the man was at a premium and deserves more respect than a woman. If for some reason it came to the division of the inheritance, and at the same time there was a dispute between the half-brothers - claims considered. Dissatisfaction half brother was not taken into account.
In Athens, it was considered possible marriages between half-brothers and a sister. While the marriage of uterine relatives was prohibited by law.

Abraham, the hero of the Hebrew Bible, married his half-sister.

Current legislation

The main difference between full,consanguine and uterine brothers from the standpoint of the modern countries of legislation is only the right of inheritance. In many countries, such as France and Austria, blood brothers by dividing the inheritance shall be entitled to a portion in the two times higher than normal, or half-'s half.

In the Russian legislation there is a law governing the inheritance of consanguineous and uterine children.

In the Baltic countries, legislationconsanguineous and uterine children do not participate in the division of the inheritance, if the parents, in addition they have a full-blood children. In the absence of common children, the inheritance is divided between a pair of half-brothers and uterine.

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