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The Definition of - agnate (adj)

    noun
    1.
    a relative whose connection is traceable exclusively through males.
    2.
    any male relation on the father's side.
    adjective
    3.
    related or akin through males or on the father's side.
    4.
    allied or akin.

Word Example of - agnate

    Example Sentences for agnate

    When the father died, the nearest male of kin, even though declared unqualified as an agnate, came in as guardian.

    Failing an agnate, a member of the gens of the dead man is to inherit.

    (a) If a free person is abducted, the fine shall be divided equally between his agnate and cognate heirs and the treasury.

    A man may not marry the widow of his brother, or of an agnate.

    In Korea, for instance, he can only adopt an agnate and one of a lower generation than his own.

Word Origin & History of - agnate

    Word Origin & History of agnate

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