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1. Related on or descended from the father's or male side.
2. Coming from a common source; akin.
A relative on the father's or male side only.

[Latin agnātus, past participle of agnāscī, to become an agnate : ad-, ad- + nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

ag·nat′ic (ăg-năt′ĭk) adj.
ag·nat′i·cal·ly adv.
ag·na′tion n.
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Adj.1.agnatic - related on the father's sideagnatic - related on the father's side; "a paternal aunt"
related - connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage
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(12) Ghurid presence at Bamiyan is well attested by Juzjani's Tabaqat-i Nasiri, composed at Delhi in the first half of the 13th century, which details the interactions between the principal ruling branch at Firuzkuh, an agnatic lineage at Bamiyan, and eventually a third Ghurid line at Ghazni.
Over time, these preferences created an overlapping and indeterminate field of kin relations, in which any given kin tie might be 'at once agnatic, matrilateral, and affinal' (Comaroff and Comaroff 1991: 138, emphasis in the original)--meaning that, in practice, kin relationships were susceptible to constant contestation and renegotiation, oriented around relative wealth, power, and so on (ibid:, see also Comaroff 1981).
Introducing and trying to provide life support to fanciful data by way of introducing agnatic kin to the Iban 'kindred' and fictitious classes to an egalitarian system tend to lead to futile discussions.
So, they are more dominant and agnatic as compared to women.
Political power is more diffused at the kindred which is the minimal segment of the lineage system in which all the agnatic descendants of a single ancestors which their compounds and farms (form)...
(7.) Schefller (1978:223, 250) also distinguishes AGA (Alternate Generation Agnatic) and AGU (Alternate Generation Uterine) as two types of AG equivalence rules.
When a woman is married, the rights over her are transferred from her father and family to her husband and his agnatic (descent) group.
The House of Saud follows an Agnatic Seniority principle of inheritance -- where the monarch's siblings (brothers) inherit the kingdom instead of his own sons.
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In his study of witchcraft in Limpopo, South Africa, Isak Niehaus alludes to the potential for conflict amongst those in close proximity, commenting on the tension between the ideals "of kinship loyalty and agnatic and neighbourly harmony" and the potential for friction between those "locked together in bonds of mutual obligation" (57).
(69) Being "a self-ordained religious figure, he led a large militia force, "sustained by foreign funds." (70) Despite his failure to create a united front against the British, by forging unity between tribal agnatic rivals, Mahsuds and Wazirs, his message of holding "their nationality intact," to "allow neither the British Government nor the Amir to encroach upon their country, to compose their internal differences ...
Wealhtheow inscribes herself into Danish history through her self-conscious performance as the mother who protects the agnatic line of the Scylding dynasty.