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Webster 1913 Edition


Agnatic

Ag-nat′ic

,
Adj.
[Cf. F.
agnatique
.]
Pertaining to descent by the male line of ancestors.
“The agnatic succession.”
Blackstone.

Webster 1828 Edition


Agnatic

AGNAT'IC

,
Adj.
Pertaining to descent by the male line of ancestors.

Definition 2022


agnatic

agnatic

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Adjective

agnatic (comparative more agnatic, superlative most agnatic)

  1. of the male bloodline; patrilineal
    • 2013, John Middleton, E. H. Winter, Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa, page 203:
      Men accuse agnates of their own generation of bewitching them. Full brothers are not often suspected although half-brothers may be accused of witchcraft and agnatic cousins and more distant members of a man's minimal lineage are not unusual suspects.

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