Agnation


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AGNATION, in descents. The relation by blood which exists between such males as are descended from the same father; in distinction from cognation or consanguinity, which includes the descendants from females. This term is principally used in the civil law.

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Gleason introduced the concepts of agnation and enation in his 1963 textbook, Linguistics and English Grammar, which belongs to a generation of "general-structuralist" textbooks (assembling the insights which had been achieved in the major schools of structuralism), which appeared in North America and Europe in the period 1955-1965, on the verge of the emergence of more specific (post)structuralist linguistic schools, especially in Europe, and just before the rise of Chomskyan transformational-generative grammar in the US.
When Confucianism was adopted from China in 1392 by the founder of the Yi Dynasty, it introduced into Korean society the principle of agnation, which made men alone the structurally relevant members of society and relegated women to social dependence.
Whatever the actual social relation between the two rivals, be it based on agnation, coresidence or political alliance, rawa is a 'fight between brothers'.