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agnate Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun one related on the father's side
    patrilineal sib; patrikin; patrilineal kin; patrisib.
  2. adjective satellite related on the father's side
    agnatic; paternal.
    • a paternal aunt
WordNet

Ag"nate adjective
Etymology
L. agnatus, p. p. of agnasci to be born in addition to; ad + nasci (for gnasci) to be born. Cf. Adnate.
Definitions
  1. Related or akin by the father's side; also, sprung from the same male ancestor.
  2. Allied; akin. "Agnate words." Pownall.
    Assume more or less of a fictitious character, but congenial and agnate with the former. Landor.
Ag"nate noun
Etymology
Cf. F. agnat.
Definitions
  1. (Civil Law) A relative whose relationship can be traced exclusively through males.

Webster 1913