Agnate
Agnate Ag"nate, a. [L. agnatus, p. p. of agnasci to be born in addition to; ad + nasci (for gnasci) to be born. Cf. {Adnate}.] 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. [1913 Webster]


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