Cognation to Coil

(Cog*na"tion) n. [L. cognatio.]

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. 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.

(||Cog*na"tus) n. [L., a kinsman.] (Law) A person connected through cognation.

(Cog`ni*sor" Cog`ni*see) n. See Cognizor, Cognizee.

(Cog*ni"tion) n. [L. cognitio, fr. cognoscere, cognitum, to become acquainted with, to know; co- + noscere, gnoscere, to get a knowledge of. See Know, v. t.]

1. The act of knowing; knowledge; perception.

I will not be myself nor have cognation
Of what I feel: I am all patience.

2. That which is known.

(Cog"ni*tive) a. Knowing, or apprehending by the understanding; as, cognitive power. South.

(Cog"ni*za*ble) a. [F. connaissable, fr. connaître to know, L. cognoscere. See Cognition.]

1. Capable of being known or apprehended; as, cognizable causes.

2. Fitted to be a subject of judicial investigation; capable of being judicially heard and determined.

Cognizable both in the ecclesiastical and secular courts.

(Cog"ni*za*bly), adv. In a cognizable manner.

(Cog"ni*zance) n. [OF. conissance, conoissance, F. connaissance, LL. cognoscentia, fr. L. cognoscere to know. See Cognition, and cf. Cognoscence, Connoisseur.]

1. Apprehension by the understanding; perception; observation.

Within the cognizance and lying under the control of their divine Governor.
Bp. Hurd

2. Recollection; recognition.

Who, soon as on that knight his eye did glance,
Eftsoones of him had perfect cognizance.

3. (Law) (a) Jurisdiction, or the power given by law to hear and decide controversies. (b) The hearing a matter judicially. (c) An acknowledgment of a fine of lands and tenements or confession of a thing done. [Eng.] (d) A form of defense in the action of replevin, by which the defendant insists that the goods were lawfully taken, as a distress, by defendant, acting as servant for another. [Eng.] Cowell. Mozley & W.

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