plural -s
: the relationship of agnates

Word History


borrowed from French & Latin; French, borrowed from Latin agnātiōn-, agnātiō, from agnāscī "to be born in addition to" + -tiōn-, -tiō, noun suffix

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agnation was in 1611

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“Agnation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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