Pronunciation: (nef'yOO or, esp. Brit., nev'yOO), [key]
1. a son of one's brother or sister.
2. a son of one's spouse's brother or sister.
3. an illegitimate son of a clergyman who has vowed celibacy (used as a euphemism).
4. Obs.a direct descendant, esp. a grandson.
5. Obs.a remote male descendant, as a grandnephew or cousin.
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