Definition of agnatic in US English:



  • See agnate

    • ‘Inheritance is based partly on agnation, and agnatic kin are theoretically all potential heirs to each other's livestock and other wealth.’
    • ‘In Capari I found that men generally exaggerated both their independence from women in decision-making and the significance of their agnatic kin over their affines and/or matrilateral kin.’
    • ‘Moreover, they are seen as typical of most other Macedonian and south Slav societies whose agnatic kinship structures have been the focus of many anthropological studies.’
    • ‘Companies are best characterized as being of diverse composition; some consist only of kin, others of members of a variety of agnatic groups and include nonkin.’
    • ‘Descent has an agnatic bias, as shown in property inheritance.’