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Webster 1913 Edition


Agnation

Ag-na′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
agnatio
: cf. F.
agnation
.]
1.
(Civil Law)
Consanguinity by a line of males only, as distinguished from
cognation
.
Bouvier.

Webster 1828 Edition


Agnation

AGNA'TION

,
Noun.
Relation by the father's side only, or descent in the male line, distinct from cognation, which includes descent in the male and female lines.

Definition 2022


agnation

agnation

English

Noun

agnation (countable and uncountable, plural agnations)

  1. consanguinity by a line of males only, as distinguished from cognation
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