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 for agnate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Agnate \Ag"nate\, a. [L. agnatus, p. p. of agnasci to be born in
     addition to; ad + nasci (for gnasci) to be born. Cf.
     1. Related or akin by the father's side; also, sprung from
        the same male ancestor; as, agnate brother: a brother
        having the same father, but a different mother; in ths
        sense it is a correlative of uterine.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Allied; akin. "Agnate words." --Pownall.
        [1913 Webster]
              Assume more or less of a fictitious character, but
              congenial and agnate with the former. --Landor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Agnate \Ag"nate\, n. [Cf. F. agnat.] (Civil Law)
     A relative whose relationship can be traced exclusively
     through males.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: related on the father's side; "a paternal aunt" [syn:
             agnate, agnatic, paternal]
      n 1: one related on the father's side [syn: agnate,
           patrikin, patrilineal kin, patrisib, patrilineal

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "agnate":
     affiliated, affinal, affinitive, akin, alike, allied, analogous,
     avuncular, closely related, cognate, collateral, comparable,
     congeneric, congenerous, congenial, connate, connatural, connected,
     consanguine, consanguinean, consanguineous, conspecific,
     correlative, corresponding, distantly related, enate, foster,
     genetically related, german, germane, incident, kindred,
     matrilateral, matrilineal, matroclinous, novercal,
     of common source, of the blood, parallel, patrilateral,
     patrilineal, patroclinous, related, related by blood, sib, sibling,
     similar, undifferentiated, uniform, uterine

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  AGNATES. In the sense of the Roman law were those whose propinquity was
  connected by males only; in the relation of cognates, one or more females
  were interposed.
       2. By the Scotch law, agnates are all those who are related by the
  father, even though females intervene; cognates are those who are related by
  the mother. Ersk. L. Scot. B. 1, t. 7, s. 4.

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