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).
Derivatives
agnatic -'natɪk adjective
agnation noun
Origin
C15: from L. agnatus, from ad- 'to' + gnatus, natus 'born'.

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