1. noun
a) A relative whose relation is traced only through male members of the family. :: A great grandfather is an agnate if he is your father’s father’s father.
b) Any paternal male relative.
Related to someone by male connections or on the paternal side of the family.

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  • Agnate — Ag nate, a. [L. agnatus, p. p. of agnasci to be born in addition to; ad + nasci (for gnasci) to be born. Cf. {Adnate}.] 1. Related or akin by the father s side; also, sprung from the same male ancestor; as, agnate brother: a brother having the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • agnate — agnate, agnation In Roman law, agnati were a group of males and females who were related through a common ancestor, and thus came under a single family authority. The modern use in social anthropology relates to patrilineal (or male) descent, but …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Agnate — Ag nate, n. [Cf. F. agnat.] (Civil Law) A relative whose relationship can be traced exclusively through males. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agnate — index associated, cognate, consanguineous, correlate, correlative, interrelated, related Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Bur …   Law dictionary

  • agnate — [ag′nāt΄] n. [L agnatus < pp. of agnasci, to be born in addition to < ad , to + nasci, to be born: see GENUS] a relative through male descent or on the father s side adj. 1. related through male descent or on the father s side 2. akin… …   English World dictionary

  • agnate — ● agnat, agnate adjectif et nom (latin agnatus, de agnasci, naître à côté de) Se dit des personnes qui, descendant d une même souche masculine, appartiennent à la même famille. ● agnat, agnate (synonymes) adjectif et nom (latin agnatus, de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • agnate — I. noun Etymology: Latin agnatus, from past participle of agnasci to be born in addition to, from ad + nasci to be born more at nation Date: 1534 1. a relative whose kinship is traceable exclusively through males 2. a paternal kinsman II.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • agnate — agnatic /ag nat ik/, agnatical, adj. agnatically, adv. agnation /ag nay sheuhn/, n. /ag nayt/, n. 1. a relative whose connection is traceable exclusively through males. 2. any male relation on the father s side. adj. 3. related …   Universalium

  • Agnate — Term indicating common descent within a kindred group from one particular male ancestor, usually on the male side. Cf. Llwyth …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases