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agnate (AG nayt) (s) (noun), agnates (pl)
1. A relative through the male descent or on the father's side only: In early patriarchal societies, succession usually gave preference to agnates instead of the mother's descendants.
2. Etymology: from Latin agnatus, "born in addition, added by birth"; from agnisci; from ad-, "in addition" + gnasci, "to be born".
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