Agnates


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Agnates

 

(1) In Roman law, all free members of a family (familia) who are born in the male line from a common ancestor or enter the family by adoption or marriage: wife, sons and grandsons with their wives, and unmarried daughters and granddaughters. Agnates were under the authority of the head of the family (paterfamilias). According to the law of the Twelve Tables, the property of a dead person reverted to the agnates.

(2) In Germanic law, male blood relatives born in the male line.

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Thus, a variation between two agnate types of construals, such as active versus passive, as in (3)-(6), applies to a group of expressions that are enate.
As a result of the various methods of accretion and attachment, Yatavo agnates now only make up only 87 of 330 Nauti residents, or 26.4%.
Therefore, there seems to be a strong case for the proposition that the underlying rationale, the `illah, of a two to one ratio in estate distribution when male agnates and specialized female agnates inherit together, is that the males have the greater financial responsibilities towards the specialized female agnates with whom they inherit, and toward the family in general.
Affines, however, were often suspicious of agnates, both because they were figures outside the lineage and because many marriages were attempts to construct social or political alliances.(36) As a result, disputes with affines may have festered in ways that similar disputes with agnates did not.
These factions originate from disputes about land between agnates. The scarcity of land has always made it a very coveted commodity.
Musa received a great deal of respect from his agnates, not least for his progressive views (discussed in the next section).
His enemy, by contrast, was from Marseille and lived in front of the church of St John, as did some of Jacme's own relatives, namely his brother and "many other agnates and cognates, affines and neighbours, and friends".(93) Last, he was alone on the day of the battle.
When the bride arrives at the groom's compound, he or his senior agnates acting as his surrogates unload and 'unplug' both her cargo and her body: they remove the father-in-law's flutes from the bride's net bag and remove the cooked pork from the flutes, feeding morsels to the bride by placing each one directly into her 'newly-"bearded" mouth' so her hands never touch her father's meat.
It is misleading to say that if the agnates (asabat) do not exhaust the estate, the remainder is divided among the cognates (p.