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English Dictionary: agnate by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
agnate
adj
  1. related on the father's side; "a paternal aunt" [syn: agnate, agnatic, paternal]
n
  1. one related on the father's side [syn: agnate, patrikin, patrilineal kin, patrisib, patrilineal sib]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Agnate \Ag"nate\, a. [L. agnatus, p. p. of agnasci to be born in
      addition to; ad + nasci (for gnasci) to be born. Cf.
      {Adnate}.]
      1. Related or akin by the father's side; also, sprung from
            the same male ancestor.
  
      2. Allied; akin. [bd]Agnate words.[b8] --Pownall.
  
                     Assume more or less of a fictitious character, but
                     congenial and agnate with the former. --Landor.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Agnate \Ag"nate\, n. [Cf. F. agnat.] (Civil Law)
      A relative whose relationship can be traced exclusively
      through males.
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