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agnate

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noun ag·nate \ ˈag-ˌnāt \

Definition of agnate

1 :a relative whose kinship is traceable exclusively through males
2 :a paternal kinsman

Origin and Etymology of agnate

Latin agnatus, from past participle of agnasci to be born in addition to, from ad- + nasci to be born — more at nation


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agnate

adjective

Definition of agnate

1 :allied, akin
2 :related through male descent or on the father's side

agnatic

play \ag-ˈna-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of agnate

1604


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