Definition of Agnates
1. Noun. (plural of agnate) ¹
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Definition of Agnates
1. agnate [n] - See also: agnate
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Agnates
agnates (current term)
Literary usage of Agnates
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In the absence of testamentary appointment the nearest male agnates of lawful age were to be ... This tutory of agnates was an invention of the decemvirs, ..."
2. The Science of Jurisprudence: A Treatise in which the Growth of Positive Law by Hannis Taylor (1908)
"If the question be asked who were the agnates, the answer is that they were all the ... To the agnates thus obtained must be added all persons who had been ..."
3. Studies in Roman Law: With Comparative Views of the Laws of France, England by Thomas Mackenzie Mackenzie (1870)
"agnates and Cognates, in a general sense, are those relations who derive cogna ... When opposed to agnates, the term cognates has usually a more restricted ..."
4. Imperatoris Iustiniani Institutionum libri quattuor by John Baron Moyle (1883)
"OF THE STATUTORY GUARDIANSHIP OF agnates. In default of a testamentary guardian, the statute of the Twelve Tables assigns the guardianship to the nearest ..."
5. A Compendium of Roman Law: Founded on the Institutes of Justinian, Together by Gordon Campbell, Campbell, Gordon, 1852- (1892)
"The agnates. The distinction between agnatic and cognatic relationship. ... On the failure of the sui heredes the agnates were called to the inheritance, ..."
6. Studies in Roman Law, with Comparative Views of the Laws of France, England by Thomas Mackenzie Mackenzie (1865)
"Justinian abolished so entirely the distinction of the old Roman law between agnates and cognates, that he admitted, both to the legal succession and to the ..."
7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Brothers and sisters were agnates of the second degree ;* a man and his brother's children were of the third, the children of two brothers ..."