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Cognation


COGNATION, noun

1. In the civil law, kindred or natural relation between males and females, both descended from the same father; as agnation is the relation between males only descended from the same stock.

2. Kindred; relation by descent from the same original.

Pride and hardheartedness are of near cognation to ingratitude.

3. Relation; participation of the same nature.