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Definition of Agnate

Agnate: 1. As a noun, a relative on the father's side. 2. As an adjective, related on the father's side. As opposed to enate (someone related on the mother's side) From the Latin agnatus, the past participle of agnasci (to issue forth), from ad+ nasci (to be born).

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