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Definition of the noun agnate

What does agnate mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: agnates

  1. one related on the father's side

Alternative definition of the noun agnate


  1. A relative whose relation is traced only through male members of the family.
  2. Any paternal male relative.

Definition of the adjective agnate

What does agnate mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. related on the father's side

Alternative definition of the adjective agnate


  1. Related to someone by male connections or on the paternal side of the family.

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

AGNATE—AGN E SI. San Germano, used for the cure of gout, rheumatism, etc but inferior in virtue to the baths (Stufe dz' Nerone) at Baize. The volcanoes surrounding the lake have been extinct since 1198. Further on the left from A. lies the ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology (2009)

by Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer

agnate, agnatic An agnate is someone related through ...

Google previewDictionary of Early English (1955)

by Joseph T. Shipley

agnail agnate stud or spangle on a dress. By extension, a fragment of flesh hanging by the skin; hence, a scrap, a shred. In current use, aiguilette, the point or cord over the shoulder in certain uniforms. Also aiglet, aglotte, aigulet, via French ...

Google previewWomen's Studies Encyclopedia (1999)

by Helen Tierney


Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica or a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences [...] (1771)

We have some few instances of the Sovereign's giving curators to idiots, where the next agnate did not claim ; but such gists are truly deviations from our law, since they pass without an inquiry into the state of the person upon whom the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Eminent Thinkers (1998)

Babu Keshoprosad Sinha, next agnate of ...

Google previewA New Dictionary of the Social Sciences, Second Edition (1979)

by G. Duncan Mitchell

agnate; agnation. In Roman law agnati were kinsfolk, men and women, related to each other by descent from a common male ancestor and who were under a single authority in the family. In modern usage the term is restricted to men ...

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Agnate Meaning

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Scrabble value of A1G2N1A1T1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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