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agnates

relatives on the father's side. See COGNATES.

AGNATES. In the sense of the Roman law were those whose propinquity was connected by males only; in the relation of cognates, one or more females were interposed.
     2. By the Scotch law, agnates are all those who are related by the father, even though females intervene; cognates are those who are related by the mother. Ersk. L. Scot. B. 1, t. 7, s. 4.

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For now, none of Musa's agnates have deserted their families in search of new beginnings elsewhere, and they have generally paid their dues to their families in economic and other social terms.
If the sex acts with male agnates only come to light with the birth of offspring, it is the children per se who confound lineage categories, materializing the impure mixing of blood.
Scheffler (1986:344-5, 2001:107-19) notes that land-owning groups of agnates in northern Pakistan, the so-called khel, have features that seem to match the model well.
Agnates, verb classes and the meaning of construals.
145) In fourteenth-century Florence, daughters inherited from their fathers in intestate successions only if there was no brother, son of a brother, grandson of a brother or other "direct" paternal descendants; after 1415, paternal uncles and their male descendants were added to the long line of male agnates who had prior claims to their fathers' patrimonies.
agnates, their spouses, and Nautiborn non-agnatic close kin); two extended families originating at Kanakaimaknga and connected to the women, with 64 and 12 members, have settled with them at Nauti since the 1950s.
4) The other group comprises agnates, arranged in a series of hierarchical classes.
Exogamous marriage was a means of creating or sealing between families new and hitherto little studied relationships, apparently close and strong to the point that in-laws were not seldom preferred to agnates by testators without direct issue; dowries, which inflated during the century, were protected by legislators, widows were encouraged not to remarry and often granted guardianship of children.
151) Agnates are generally males, however, in certain cases the deceased's daughter, son's daughter, full sister, and consanguine sister may be made residuary agnates due to the presence of a male parallel to her in degree of relationship to the deceased.
Agnates, women, or persons from outside the community did not usually make accusations of witchcraft, possibly because these relationships were either relatively unimportant or had low levels of tension.
In her essay on "Contemporary Jazz and its Agnates," the author synthesizes and simplifies some complex developments so that social influences and their impact on the musicians who created the music of the 1950s through the present may be readily assimilated.