Was a gradfather an acceptable witness for the birth of a grandson in Galitzia in 1875? #austria-czech

Alberto Guido Chester

Dear Genners
I have found a close relative living in the same house, with the same surname who appears as witness in the birth act of a boy (by the way my grandfather)
I think he was his grandfather, however I cannot yet prove the relation.
Was such a  close relative accepted by the Austrian authorities as a witness of the birth?
Or maybe this was not a limitation?
Thanks for your comments.
PS: If you consider your comments to be of relevance to me only, please email me but not the list.
Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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