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- of the male bloodline; patrilineal
2013, John Middleton, E. H. Winter, Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa, page 203:
- Men accuse agnates of their own generation of bewitching them. Full brothers are not often suspected although half-brothers may be accused of witchcraft and agnatic cousins and more distant members of a man's minimal lineage are not unusual suspects.
of the male bloodline