1. Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically Law, related on the mother's side.
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.
1. Law One who is related to another on the female side.
2. One of a number of things allied in origin or nature; as, certain letters are cognates.
adj 1: related in nature; "connate qualities" [syn: connate]
2: having the same ancestral language; "cognate languages"
3: related by blood [syn: akin(p), blood-related, consanguine,
n 1: one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an
ancestor with another [syn: blood relation, blood
2: a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same
word in an ancestral language [syn: cognate word]