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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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.  ``Agnate  words.''  --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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  agnate 
  adj  :  related  on  the  father's  side  "a  paternal  aunt"  [syn:  {agnatic}, 
  {paternal(p)}] 
  n  :  one  related  on  the  father's  side  [syn:  {patrikin},  {patrilineal 
  kin},  {patrisib},  {patrilineal  sib}] 




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