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agnate

[′ag‚nāt]
(biology)
Related exclusively through male descent.
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a union of Taliban from various tribes that temporarily transcended traditional tribal agnatic rivalries." (89)
Official monogamy, recognized by church and state, was the preferred conjugal form, marked by formal betrothals, elaborate weddings, and virilocal residence in "wooden" houses associated with agnatic lineages.
The truck system of merchant capitalism produced a particular network of associations: men fishing with their agnatic kin would produce fish, on credit, for a Poole merchant, using supplies shipped in from the Caribbean and Western and Southern Europe.
The practice of widow inheritance in many cases does not respect women's reproductive rights because not only does it limit their choice to agnatic brothers of their deceased husbands, the final choice actually rests in the men who may accept or reject women's proposal.
Men were most often bound by loyalty towards one's agnatic clan and towards one's lord in serving the state.
Membership of a mala is agnatic, and passes through yarrata from father to child in perpetuity.
ultimately reinforced the landed privileges [of] Chinese patriarchs" by allowing them to gain "increasingly substantial economic advantages from their agnatic corporation as a result of the rapidly rising market value of their land," all of which was "made possible by the general development of the New Territories" after World War II (80).
In Duby's view, this meant that until the late twelfth century, elite French families passed on property by strict primogeniture wherever possible as a way of asserting a linear, patrilineal identity that Duby referred to as 'agnatic'.
The death in 1598 of Tsar Fedor Ivanovich, Ivan the Terrible's son, ended the old Muscovite ruling dynasty and presented the problem of finding a new tsar from outside the agnatic line of the grand princes of Muscovy.
In Book One's historical overview, Keddie explains how ancient tribal and agnatic (male) lineage patterns favoring male family members across the Middle East and Mediterranean regions formed the material basis for patriarchal practices and beliefs that pre-date the dawn of Islam.
Within the deeply male ordered organisation of social and ritual practice, women and daughters of the ancestral kin group (flower and fruit 'of the agnatic tree'--icipi imana) must marry out of their natal origin group and into their husbands' kin group (ratu / paca).