A man may not marry the widow of his brother, or of an agnate.
Failing an agnate, a member of the gens of the dead man is to inherit.
When the father died, the nearest male of kin, even though declared unqualified as an agnate, came in as guardian.
(a) If a free person is abducted, the fine shall be divided equally between his agnate and cognate heirs and the treasury.
In Korea, for instance, he can only adopt an agnate and one of a lower generation than his own.