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agnatic

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Latin agnatus, a relative on the father's side.

AdjectiveEdit

agnatic (comparative more agnatic, superlative most agnatic)

  1. of the male line; 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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