agnate Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun one related on the father's side
patrilineal sib; patrikin; patrilineal kin; patrisib.
adjective satellite related on the father's side
- a paternal aunt
Related or akin by the father's side; also, sprung from the same male ancestor.
Allied; akin."Agnate words." Pownall.
Assume more or less of a fictitious character, but congenial and agnate with the former. Landor.
(Civil Law) A relative whose relationship can be traced exclusively through males.