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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Abundant data from the Ming dynasty onward enable Szonyi to survey the historical evolution of lineages through ancestral halls, where agnatic kinsmen perform rituals before the ancestors' spirit tablets.
Caterina Sforza, an illegitimate daughter of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, was raised within the agnatic household, as often occurred among the aristocracy and well-to-do.
For example, Middleton and Winter link witchcraft with societies having agnatic descent systems and sorcery with those possessing centralized political institutions; they believe that females are likely to be accused of witchcraft in those societies where they are incorporated at marriage into the husband's agnatic lineage, but of sorcery in those societies where females are not so incorporated.
Distant agnatic kin are said to be 'people of the erect penis' and 'those begotten by the one penis' of an agnatic ancestor (Meggitt 1964b: 192)--i.
As was the case in many towns around rural Southern Africa, collections of agnatic households expanded into communities that could reproduce locally the practices and culinary traditions of a faraway home.
Finally, mayorazgos placed increasing emphasis on the agnatic kin group and si gnaled a shift away from a more bilateral system that traced lineage and prestige through both mother and father.
Although women were widely recognized as patrons in the period, the patronage of these two paintings, which show the Virgin, saints, and the portrait of a young boy, has always been assigned to their husbands, Paolo Emilio Cesi and Michele Peretti, because the works have been related to the patrilinear, agnatic image of the early modern family, i.
No longer content to document their places in common-descent groups, they now associated with their agnatic relatives in active lineage organizations.
One list corresponds to a set of clans or lineages (xwamwaado; agnatic social groupings) defining a territory or 'country' (mwaciri, which also means 'village' from an emic point of view).
On the other hand a nephew's connections with his mother's brothers were far less formalized than agnatic relations.
Similarly, Spenser argues that the Irish should be forced to abandon their tribal appellations (O'Brian, MacCarthy, and the like) and instead take agnatic surnames derived from an individual's "trade or facultie or .
Hunter, Agnatic Kinship in Athenian Law and Athenian Family Practice: Its Implications for Women", Marguerite Deslauriers, Some Implications of Aristotle's Conception of Authority"; Paul R.