- agnate chiefly Law
- agnate chiefly Law ['agneɪt]noun a person descended from the same male ancestor as another, especially through the male line.adjective descended from the same male ancestor. Compare with cognate (in sense 2).Derivativesagnatic -'natɪk adjectiveagnation nounOriginC15: from L. agnatus, from ad- 'to' + gnatus, natus 'born'.
English new terms dictionary. 2014.