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Cognation   Listen
Cognation  n.  
Relationship by blood; descent from the same original; kindred. "As by our cognation to the body of the first Adam."
Participation of the same nature. "A like temper and cognation."
(Law) That tie of consanguinity which exists between persons descended from the same mother; used in distinction from agnation.

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"Cognation" Quotes from Famous Books

... are represented as thus related by descent or cognation, do not always agree in sense; for it is incident to words, as to their authors, to degenerate from their ancestors, and to change their manners when they change their country. It is sufficient, in etymological inquiries, if the senses of kindred words be found such as may easily pass into each ...
— Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books - with Introductions, Notes and Illustrations • Charles W. Eliot

... theological and metaphysical tribe, the masters and the scholars; he would be despised as a plebeian philosopher, and railed at as an infidel. It would be sounded high that he debased human nature, which has a "cognation," so the reverend and learned Doctor Cudworth calls it, with the divine; that the soul of man, immaterial and immortal by its nature, was made to contemplate higher and nobler objects than this sensible ...
— Letters to Sir William Windham and Mr. Pope • Lord Bolingbroke

... any kind ordinarily extinguishes rights by agnation, for agnation is a title of civil law. Not every kind of loss of status, however, affects rights by cognation; because civil changes cannot affect rights annexed to a natural title to the same extent that they can affect those annexed to a ...
— The Institutes of Justinian • Caesar Flavius Justinian

Words linked to "Cognation" :   blood kinship, consanguinity, relationship, enation, anthropology, family relationship

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