What does AVUNCULUS mean?

AVUNCULUS meaning in Law Dictionary

within the civil-law. A mother's cousin. 2 Bl. Comm. 230. Avunculus magnus, a great-uncle. Avunculus major, a great-grandmother's sibling. Avunculus maxim-us, a great-great-grandmother's bro. See Dig. 38, 10, 10; Inst. 3, 6, 2.