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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agnate, agnatic, paternaladjective

    related on the father's side

    "a paternal aunt"


  1. agnaticadjective

    of the male line; patrilineal


  1. agnatic

    Patrilineality, also known as the male line, the spear side or agnatic kinship, is a common kinship system in which an individual's family membership derives from and is recorded through their father's lineage. It generally involves the inheritance of property, rights, names, or titles by persons related through male kin. This is sometimes distinguished from cognate kinship, through the mother's lineage, also called the spindle side or the distaff side. A patriline ("father line") is a person's father, and additional ancestors, as traced only through males. Traditionally and historically people would identify the person's ethnicity with the father's heritage and ignore the maternal ancestry in the ethnic factor.


  1. agnatic

    Agnatic refers to a system of descent, inheritance, or succession which is traced through the male line. It is related to one's paternal ancestry or bloodline and primarily applied in patriarchal societies where lineage, titles, or properties are passed on through male family members.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agnaticadjective

    pertaining to descent by the male line of ancestors

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. agnatique.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of agnatic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of agnatic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    without the natural or usual covering
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