Definition of COGNATI


COGNATI

cognates. This term occurs frequently in the Roman civil
law, and denotes collateral heirs through females. It is not used in the
civil law as it now prevails in France. In the common law it has no technical
sense, but as a word of discourse in English it signifies, generally, allied
by blood, related in origin, of the same family. See Vicat, ad verb.; also,
Biret"s Vocabulaire.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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