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. Jer. Taylor.


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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