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Cognation

Cognation Meaning & Definition
Cognation Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Cognation?

[n] related by blood
[n] line of descent traced through the maternal side of the family

Synonyms | Synonyms for Cognation: blood kinship | consanguinity | enation | matrilineage

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See Also | family relationship | kinship | relationship | unilateral descent

Cognation In Webster's Dictionary

\Cog*na"tion\, n. [L. cognatio.] 1. Relationship by blood; descent from the same original; kindred. As by our cognation to the body of the first Adam. --Jer. Taylor. 2. Participation of the same nature. --Sir T. Browne. A like temper and cognation. --Sir K. Digby. 3. (Law) That tie of consanguinity which exists between persons descended from the same mother; -- used in distinction from {agnation}.

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