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Origin of agnate
OTHER WORDS FROM agnateag·nat·ic [ag-nat-ik], /ægˈnæt ɪk/, ag·nat·i·cal, adjectiveag·nat·i·cal·ly, adverbag·na·tion [ag-ney-shuhn], /ægˈneɪ ʃən/, noun
Words nearby agnate
How to use agnate in a sentence
If a man die intestate, having no natural heirs, his property shall pass to the nearest agnate.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States|James Hamilton Lewis
Failing an agnate, a member of the gens of the dead man is to inherit.
(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
The grand duchy, being hereditary only in the male line, passed to the nearest agnate, the duke of Nassau.
A man may not marry the widow of his brother, or of an agnate.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston