noun ag·na·tion \ag-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of agnation



  1. :  the relationship of agnates

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Origin and Etymology of agnation

borrowed from French & Latin; French, borrowed from Latin agnātiōn-, agnātiō, from agnāscī “to be born in addition to” + -tiōn-, -tiō, noun suffix — more at 1agnate, -ion

First Known Use: 1611

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a brief usually trivial fact

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