Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Maternal relatives. See 2 Bl. Comm. 235.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    (Lat. cognati.) Relations by the mother's side or by females. Mackeld. Rom. Law, ยง 144. A common term in Scotch law. Ersk. Inst. 1, 7, 4.