What is COGNATIO? Definition of COGNATIO in Black's Law Dictionary - Legal dictionary - Glossary of legal terms.
Lat. In the civil law. Cognation. Relationship, or kindred generally. Dig. 38, 10, 4, 2; Inst. 3, 6, pr.
Relationship through females, as distinguished from agnatio, or relationship through males. Agnatio a patre sit, cognatio a matre. Inst. 3, 5, 4. See Agnatio.
In Canon law. Consanguinity, as distinguished from affinity. 4 Reeve, Eng.Law, 56-58. Consanguinity, as including affinity. Id.
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