Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Cogitabund adjective [ Latin cogitabundus .] Full of thought; thoughtful. [ R.] Leigh Hunt.

Cogitate intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Cogitated ; present participle & verbal noun Cogitating .] [ Latin cogitatus , past participle of cogitare to reflect upon, probably from co- + the root of aio I say; hence, prop., to discuss with one's self. Confer Adage .] To engage in continuous thought; to think.

He that calleth a thing into his mind, whether by impression or recordation, cogitateth and considereth, and he that employeth the faculty of his fancy also cogitateth .
Bacon.

Cogitate transitive verb To think over; to plan.

He . . . is our witness, how we both day and night, revolving in our minds, did cogitate nothing more than how to satisfy the parts of a good pastor.
Foxe.

Cogitation noun [ Latin cogitatio : confer French cogitation .] The act of thinking; thought; meditation; contemplation. "Fixed in cogitation deep." Milton.

Cogitative adjective [ Confer Late Latin cogitativus .]
1. Possessing, or pertaining to, the power of thinking or meditating. " Cogitative faculties." Wollaston.

2. Given to thought or contemplation. Sir H. Wotton.

Cogman noun A dealer in cogware or coarse cloth. [ Obsolete] Wright.

Cognac noun [ French] A kind of French brandy, so called from the town of Cognac .

Cognate adjective [ Latin cognatus ; co- + gnatus , natus , past participle of nasci , anciently gnasci , to be born. See Nation , and confer Connate .]
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.

Cognate noun
1. (Law) One who is related to another on the female side. Wharton.

2. One of a number of things allied in origin or nature; as, certain letters are cognates .

Cognateness noun The state of being cognate.

Cognati noun plural [ Latin ] (Law) Relatives by the mother's side. Wharton.

Cognation noun [ Latin cognatio .]
1. Relationship by blood; descent from the same original; kindred.

As by our cognation to the body of the first Adam.
Jer. Taylor.

2. Participation of the same nature. Sir T. Browne.

A like temper and cognation .
Sir K. Digby.

3. (Law) That tie of consanguinity which exists between persons descended from the same mother; -- used in distinction from agnation .

Cognatus noun [ Latin , a kinsman.] (Law) A person connected through cognation.

Cognisor (? or ?), Cog`ni*see noun See Cognizor , Cognizee .

Cognition noun [ Latin cognitio , from cognoscere , cognitum , to become acquainted with, to know; co- + noscere , gnoscere , to get a knowledge of. See Know , transitive verb ]
1. The act of knowing; knowledge; perception.

I will not be myself nor have cognation
Of what I feel: I am all patience.
Shak.

2. That which is known.

Cognitive adjective Knowing, or apprehending by the understanding; as, cognitive power. South.

Cognizable adjective [ French connaissable , from connaître to know, Latin cognoscere . See Cognition.]
1. Capable of being known or apprehended; as, cognizable causes.

2. Fitted to be a subject of judicial investigation; capable of being judicially heard and determined.

Cognizable both in the ecclesiastical and secular courts.
Ayliffe.

Cognizably adverb In a cognizable manner.

Cognizance noun [ Old French conissance , conoissance , French connaissance , Late Latin cognoscentia , from Latin cognoscere to know. See Cognition , and confer Cognoscence , Connoisseur .]
1. Apprehension by the understanding; perception; observation.

Within the cognizance and lying under the control of their divine Governor.
Bp. Hurd

2. Recollection; recognition.

Who, soon as on that knight his eye did glance,
Eftsoones of him had perfect cognizance .
Spenser.

3. (Law) (a) Jurisdiction, or the power given by law to hear and decide controversies. (b) The hearing a matter judicially. (c) An acknowledgment of a fine of lands and tenements or confession of a thing done. [ Eng.] (d) A form of defense in the action of replevin, by which the defendant insists that the goods were lawfully taken, as a distress, by defendant, acting as servant for another. [ Eng.] Cowell. Mozley & W.

4. The distinguishing mark worn by an armed knight, usually upon the helmet, and by his retainers and followers: Hence, in general, a badge worn by a retainer or dependent, to indicate the person or party to which he belonged; a token by which a thing may be known.

Wearing the liveries and cognizance of their master.
Prescott.

This pale and angry rose,
As cognizance of my blood-drinking hate.
Shak.

Cognizant adjective [ See Cognizance , and confer Connusant .] Having cognizance or knowledge. ( of ).

Cognize transitive verb [ Confer Cognizant , Recognize .] To know or perceive; to recognize.

The reasoning faculty can deal with no facts until they are cognized by it.
H. Spencer.

Cognizee noun (Law) One to whom a fine of land was acknowledged. Blackstone.

Cognizor noun [ See Cognizance .] (Law) One who acknowledged the right of the plaintiff or cognizee in a fine; the defendant. Blackstone.

Cognomen noun [ Latin : co- + ( g ) nomen name.]
1. The last of the three names of a person among the ancient Romans, denoting his house or family.

2. (Eng. Law) A surname.

Cognominal adjective Of or pertaining to a cognomen; of the nature of a surname.

Cognominal noun One bearing the same name; a namesake. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.

Cognomination noun [ Latin cognominatio .] A cognomen or surname. [ R.] Jer. Taylor.

Cognoscence noun [ Late Latin cognoscentia . See Cognizance .] Cognizance. [ R.] Dr. H. More.

Cognoscente noun ; plural Cognoscenti . [ OIt. cognoscente , present participle of cognoscere , Italian conoscere to know.] A connoisseur. Mason.

Cognoscibility noun The quality of being cognoscible. Cudworth.

Cognoscible adjective
1. Capable of being known. "Matters intelligible and cognoscible ." Sir M. Hale.

2. Liable to judicial investigation. Jer. Taylor.

Cognoscitive adjective Having the power of knowing. [ Obsolete] "An innate cognoscitive power." Cudworth.

Cognovit noun [ Latin , he has acknowledged.] (Law) An instrument in writing whereby a defendant in an action acknowledges a plaintiff's demand to be just. Mozley & W.

Cogon noun [ Spanish , probably from a native name.] A tall, coarse grass ( Imperata arundinacea ) of the Philippine Islands and adjacent countries, used for thatching.

Coguardian noun A joint guardian.

Cogue noun [ Confer Cog a small boat.] A small wooden vessel; a pail. [ Scot.] Jamieson.

Cogware noun A coarse, narrow cloth, like frieze, used by the lower classes in the sixteenth century. Halliwell.

Cogwheel noun A wheel with cogs or teeth; a gear wheel. See Illust. of Gearing .

Cohabit intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Cohabited ; present participle & verbal noun Cohabiting .] [ Latin cohabitare ; co- + habitare to dwell, to have possession of (a place), freg. of habere to have. See Habit , noun & v. ]
1. To inhabit or reside in company, or in the same place or country.

The Philistines were worsted by the captived ark . . . : they were not able to cohabit with that holy thing.
South.

2. To dwell or live together as husband and wife.

The law presumes that husband and wife cohabit together, even after a voluntary separation has taken place between them.
Bouvier.

» By the common law as existing in the United States, marriage is presumed when a man and woman cohabit permanently together, being reputed by those who know them to be husband and wife, and admitting the relationship. Wharton.

Cohabitant noun [ Latin cohabitans , present participle] One who dwells with another, or in the same place or country.

No small number of the Danes became peaceable cohabitants with the Saxons in England.
Sir W. Raleigh.

Cohabitation noun [ Latin cohabitatio .]
1. The act or state of dwelling together, or in the same place with another. Feltham.

2. (Law) The living together of a man and woman in supposed sexual relationship.

That the duty of cohabitation is released by the cruelty of one of the parties is admitted.
Lord Stowell.

Cohabiter noun A cohabitant. Hobbes.

Coheir noun A joint heir; one of two or more heirs; one of several entitled to an inheritance.

Coheiress noun A female heir who inherits with other heiresses; a joint heiress.

Coheirship noun The state of being a coheir.

Coherald noun A joint herald.

Cohere intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Cohered ; present participle & verbal noun Cohering .] [ Latin cohaerere , cohaesum ; co- + haerere to stick, adhere. See Aghast , adjective ]
1. To stick together; to cleave; to be united; to hold fast, as parts of the same mass.

Neither knows he . . . how the solid parts of the body are united or cohere together.
Locke.

2. To be united or connected together in subordination to one purpose; to follow naturally and logically, as the parts of a discourse, or as arguments in a train of reasoning; to be logically consistent.

They have been inserted where they best seemed to cohere .
Burke.

3. To suit; to agree; to fit. [ Obsolete]

Had time cohered with place, or place with wishing.
Shak.

Syn. -- To cleave; unite; adhere; stick; suit; agree; fit; be consistent.

Coherence, Coherency noun [ Latin cohaerentia : confer French cohérence .]
1. A sticking or cleaving together; union of parts of the same body; cohesion.

2. Connection or dependence, proceeding from the subordination of the parts of a thing to one principle or purpose, as in the parts of a discourse, or of a system of philosophy; consecutiveness.

Coherence of discourse, and a direct tendency of all the parts of it to the argument in hand, are most eminently to be found in him.
Locke.

Coherent adjective [ Latin cohaerens , present participle See Cohere .]
1. Sticking together; cleaving; as the parts of bodies; solid or fluid. Arbuthnot.

2. Composed of mutually dependent parts; making a logical whole; consistent; as, a coherent plan, argument, or discourse.

3. Logically consistent; -- applied to persons; as, a coherent thinker. Watts.

4. Suitable or suited; adapted; accordant. [ Obsolete]

Instruct my daughter how she shall persever,
That time and place, with this deceit so lawful,
May prove coherent .
Shak.

Coherently adverb In a coherent manner.