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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Agnation  \Ag*na"tion\,  n.  [L.  agnatio:  cf  F.  agnation.] 
  1.  (Civil  Law)  Consanguinity  by  a  line  of  males  only,  as 
  distinguished  from  cognation.  --Bouvier. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  agnation 
  n  :  line  of  descent  traced  through  the  paternal  side  of  the 
  family  [syn:  {patrilineage}] 




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