from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Related on or descended from the father's or male side.
- adj. Coming from a common source; akin.
- n. A relative on the father's or male side only.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A relative whose relation is traced only through male members of the family.
- adj. Related to someone by male connections or on the paternal side of the family.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Related or akin by the father's side; also, sprung from the same male ancestor; ; in ths sense it is a correlative of
- adj. Allied; akin.
- n. A relative whose relationship can be traced exclusively through males.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Specifically, a kinsman whose connection is traceable exclusively through males; more generally, any male relation by the father's side. See agnati.
- Related or akin on the father's side.
- Allied in kind; from a common source: as, “agnate words,” Pownall, Study of Antiquities, p. 168.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one related on the father's side
- adj. related on the father's side
Latin agnātus, past participle of agnāscī, to become an agnate : ad-, ad- + nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
from Latin agnātus ("paternal kinsman"). (Wiktionary)