agnate [ ag-neyt ]
1. a relative whose connection is traceable exclusively through males.
2. any male relation on the father's side.
3. related or akin through males or on the father's side.
4. allied or akin.
OTHER WORDS FROM AGNATE
ag·nat·ic [ag-nat-ik] , ag·nat·i·cal, adjective
ag·na·tion [ag-ney-shuh n] , noun
WORDS RELATED TO AGNATE
like, affiliated, allied, related, connate
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Origin: 1525–35; < Latin agnātus paternal kinsman, variant of ad(g)nātus born to (past participle of adgnāscī), equivalent to ad- ad- + -gnā be born + -tus past participle suffix
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