agnate chiefly Law
- agnate chiefly Law ['agneɪt]noun a person descended from the same male ancestor as another, especially through the male line.adjective descended from the same male ancestor. Compare with cognate (in sense 2).Derivativesagnatic -'natɪk adjectiveagnation nounOriginC15: from L. agnatus, from ad- 'to' + gnatus, natus 'born'.
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