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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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relationship through male descent. Cf. cognation.
See also: Relationship
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agnation - line of descent traced through the paternal side of the familyagnation - line of descent traced through the paternal side of the family
unilateral descent - line of descent traced through one side of the family
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