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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
Example sentences from the Web for agnate
This practical limitation of the inheritance to the nearest gentile kin discloses the germ of agnatic inheritance.
Agnatic inheritance would be apt to assert itself in this condition of things.
It shows that property was hereditary in the gens, but restricted to the agnatic kindred in the female line.
The most elementary of these groups is the maegth, the association of agnatic and cognatic relations.
The former case offends against the principle of agnatic organisation, the latter against the cognatic.The Heroic Age|H. Munro Chadwick