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Latin agnatio: compare French agnation.


agnation (countable and uncountable, plural agnations)

  1. consanguinity by a line of males only, as distinguished from cognation
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for agnation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)