Sunday, June 17, 2012
Definitions for agnate
- A relative whose connection is traceable exclusively through males.
- Any male relation on the father's side.
- Related or akin through males or on the father's side.
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Citations for agnate
It was considered abomination; no agnate gives up its infant kin in Igboland, no matter the crime.
His uncle in the third segment was the only other agnate who shared patriotic sentiments with Yat-Kuan.
Origin of agnate
Agnate is derived from the Latin word agnātus which referred to paternal kinsmen.