Definition for CO'GENT

CO'GENT, a. [See Cogency.]

  1. Forcible, in a physical sense; as, the cogent force of nature. – Prior.
  2. Urgent; pressing on the mind; forcible; powerful; not easily resisted; as, a cogent reason, or argument. The harmony of the universe furnishes cogent proofs of a Deity. – Anon.

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