cognate


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cognate \Cog"nate\, a. [L. cognatus; co- + gnatus, natus, p. p.
   of nasci, anciently gnasci, to be born. See Nation, and cf.
   Connate.]
   1. Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically (Law),
      related on the mother's side.
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   2. Of the same or a similar nature; of the same family;
      proceeding from the same stock or root; allied; kindred;
      as, a cognate language.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cognate \Cog"nate\, n.
   1. (Law) One who is related to another on the female side.
      --Wharton.
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   2. One of a number of things allied in origin or nature; as,
      certain letters are cognates.
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