agnate definition

  • adjective:
    • Related on or descended through the dad's or male side.
    • from a common origin; akin.
    • regarding someone by male contacts or regarding paternal side of the household.
    • associated or akin because of the father's side; additionally, sprung through the exact same male ancestor; ; in ths feeling its a correlative of uterine.
    • Allied; akin.
    • relevant in the father's side
  • noun:
    • a family member regarding the father's or male side only.
    • a member of family whose relation is tracked only through male members of the family.
    • a family member whoever commitment can be tracked exclusively through males.
    • especially, a kinsman whose link is traceable solely through males; even more generally, any male relation by the dad's part. See agnati.
    • one related from the father's part
  • others:
    • Related or similar in the dad's side.
    • Allied in sort; from a typical source: because, “agnate terms,” Pownall, learn of Antiquities, p. 168.

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