Origin of agnate
Related formsag·nat·ic [ag-nat-ik] /ægˈnæt ɪk/, ag·nat·i·cal, adjectiveag·nat·i·cal·ly, adverbag·na·tion [ag-ney-shuh n] /ægˈneɪ ʃən/, noun
Examples from the Web for agnate
When the father died, the nearest male of kin, even though declared unqualified as an agnate, came in as guardian.Woman under socialism|August Bebel
Failing an agnate, a member of the gens of the dead man is to inherit.
In Korea, for instance, he can only adopt an agnate and one of a lower generation than his own.The Soul of the Far East|Percival Lowell
(a) If a free person is abducted, the fine shall be divided equally between his agnate and cognate heirs and the treasury.Studies in Moro History, Law, and Religion|Najeeb M. Saleeby
A man may not marry the widow of his brother, or of an agnate.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston