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See definition of agnates on Dictionary.com
  • as inrelative
  • as inkinsman
  • as inkinswoman
  • as inconsanguinity

synonyms for agnates

  • aunt
  • cousin
  • father
  • folk
  • mother
  • niece
  • sibling
  • uncle
  • agnate
  • blood
  • brother-in-law
  • cognate
  • connection
  • father-in-law
  • folks
  • grandparents
  • in-laws
  • kinsperson
  • mother-in-law
  • nephew
  • relation
  • sib
  • sister-in-law
  • stepbrother
  • stepparent
  • stepsister
  • clansperson
  • great-grandparents
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How to use agnates in a sentence

The relatives of a man through males are called his agnates; the relatives of a man through females are called his cognates.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 14, SLICE 4VARIOUS
It will now be convenient to state the rules for finding which of the agnates take as residuaries of the deceased.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 14, SLICE 4VARIOUS
But persons related only by blood through females are not agnates, but merely cognates.
THE INSTITUTES OF JUSTINIANCAESAR FLAVIUS JUSTINIAN
The agnates no longer cleave together, the domestic tribunal has either lost its strength or has entirely disappeared.
THE TWO FIRST CENTURIES OF FLORENTINE HISTORYPASQUALE VILLARI
When real property is sold, we find that the agnates and cognates have always a preferential right of purchase.
THE TWO FIRST CENTURIES OF FLORENTINE HISTORYPASQUALE VILLARI
Third, that the property should be inherited by the children of the deceased owner, to the exclusion of the remaining agnates.
ANCIENT SOCIETYLEWIS HENRY MORGAN
If there were no children, the estate passed to the agnates, and in default of agnates, to the gentiles of the deceased owner.
ANCIENT SOCIETYLEWIS HENRY MORGAN
On the day of the funeral, all the agnates shave their heads.
CASTES AND TRIBES OF SOUTHERN INDIAEDGAR THURSTON
But the descendants of such persons will only be Agnates, if they satisfy the conditions which have just been described.
ANCIENT LAWSIR HENRY JAMES SUMNER MAINE
The other agnates then do the same, and proceed in Indian file, males in front and females in the rear, to the corpse.
CASTES AND TRIBES OF SOUTHERN INDIAEDGAR THURSTON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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