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