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Meaning of agnate

ag•nate

Pronunciation: (ag'nāt), [key]
— n.
  1. a relative whose connection is traceable exclusively through males.
  2. any male relation on the father's side.
—adj.
  1. related or akin through males or on the father's side.
  2. allied or akin.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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