n.1.(Law) A person connected through cognation.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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cognatus), as well as a variety of coolwater and warmwater species are native to Drew Creek, the West Fork of the Wolf River, and the two lakes.
Anaxyrus cognatus (Great Plains toad svl = 61 mm) has a distinctly tall, steep-sided dorsal protuberance.
(1994) Revalidacion de Passalus (Pertinax) cognatus Truqui (Coleoptera: Passalidae).
El Niseno, en su comentario a Cant 1,16-17, relaciona y explica las palabras ecce pulcher es, cognatus meus etformosus y la descripcion del lecho nupcial, lectus noster umbrosus, como una afirmacion de la divinidad del Verbo y una descripcion de su encarnacion.
It is also expressed in John Mbiti's classic statement: "I am because we are, since we are therefore I am (Mbiti, 1969:215) or John S Pobee's cognatus ergo sum which is translated as: "I am related by blood, therefore, I exist or "I exist because I belong to a family" (Pobee, 1979: 49).
Taking into account the Latin origin of the term cognate (cognatus originally meant 'related by blood'), it is not surprising to find morphological cognates included within the cognate object category in the two alternative approaches previously outlined, which, nevertheless, offer a different treatment for those verbs traditionally called semantic cognates.
L'interpretation qui en resulte est celle d'un caractere assez ferme du tombeau familial dans la mesure oU en sont exclus l'adfinis (37) et le cognatus. En considerant cette interpretation possible, le fragment peut etre entendu de trois differentes manieres:
Benezet Bujo also presents an African social existence when he states: "For Black Africa, it is not the Cartesian cogito ergo sum ("I think, therefore I am") but an existential cognatus sum, ergo sumus ["I am known, therefore we are"] that is decisive." (15)