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Cognation

Cog`na´tion
n.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.
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.
Noun1.cognation - line of descent traced through the maternal side of the family
2.cognation - related by blood

COGNATION, civil law. Signifies generally the kindred which exists between two persons who are united by ties of blood or family, or both.
     2. Cognation is of three kinds: natural, civil, or mixed. Natural cognation is that which is alone formed by ties of blood; such is the kindred of those who owe their origin to an illicit connexion, either in relation to their ascendants or collaterals.
     3. Civil cognation is that which proceeds alone from the ties of families as the kindred between the adopted father and the adopted child.
     4. Mixed cognation is that which unites at the same time the ties of blood and family, as that which exists between brothers, the issue of the same lawful marriage. 6; Dig. 38, 10.

enation, matrilineage, unilateral descent
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