Definition of Agnate:
Opposite/Antonyms of Agnate:
Sentence/Example of Agnate:
If a man die intestate, having no natural heirs, his property shall pass to the nearest agnate.
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.
The grand duchy, being hereditary only in the male line, passed to the nearest agnate, the duke of Nassau.
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.
When the father died, the nearest male of kin, even though declared unqualified as an agnate, came in as guardian.