Cog*na"tion (?), n. [L. cognatio.]
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.
Sir T. Browne.
A like temper and cognation.
Sir K. Digby.
That tie of consanguinity which exists between persons descended from the same mother; -- used in distinction from agnation.
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