from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an agnatic manner; by means of agnation.


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  • Family group in this context refers to an agnatically linked man (the munumzane, his brothers, their married sons), that man's wife or wives, and their offspring; this unit in turn consists of the houses (singular, yindlu) formed by each married woman with her children.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • On the same principle they cannot be held to be consanguinei of one another, for consanguinei are in a way agnatically related: consequently, they are connected with one another only as cognates, and in the same way too with the cognates of their mother.

    The Institutes of Justinian


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