Definition of cognate:
- Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically ( Law), related on the mother's side.
- Of the same or a similar nature; of the same family; proceeding from the same stock or root; allied; kindred; as, a cognate language.
- One of a number of things allied in origin or nature; as, certain letters are cognates.
- One who is related to another on the female side.
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It was on a cognate occasion in Jesus College, in which cobblers' wax played a prominent part, that Dr. Corrie dismissed the culprit, after a severe lecture, with these admirable words: 'Your conduct, sir, is what a Christian would call profane, and a gentleman vulgar.- "The Social History of Smoking", G. L. Apperson.
Furthermore, in the cognate languages which a mastery of Spanish will make easy for him, a group of literatures will be placed at his command; and, while he began with Cervantes, who threw open for him the portals of the middle ages, we may leave him with Dante, looking before and after over all human achievement and destiny.- "The Booklover and His Books", Harry Lyman Koopman.
- "The Institutes of Justinian", Caesar Flavius Justinian.