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cognomen


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cognomen  \Cog*no"men\,  n.  [L.:  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cognomen 
  n  1:  a  familiar  name  (often  a  shortened  version  of  a  person's 
  given  name);  "Joe's  mother  would  not  use  his  nickname 
  and  always  called  him  Joseph"  [syn:  {nickname},  {moniker}, 
  {sobriquet},  {soubriquet}] 
  2:  the  name  used  to  identify  the  members  of  a  family  (as 
  distinguished  from  each  member's  given  name)  [syn:  {surname}, 
  {family  name},  {last  name}] 




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