a relative whose connection is traceable exclusively through males.
any male relation on the father's side.
related or akin through males or on the father's side.
Origin: 1525–35; Related forms
< Latin agnātus
paternal kinsman, variant of ad
born to (past participle of adgnāscī
), equivalent to ad- ad-
be born + -tus
past participle suffix
agnatic /ægˈnætɪk/ [ag-nat-ik] Show IPA , agnatical, adjective
agnation /ægˈneɪʃən/ [ag-ney-shuhn] Show IPA , noun