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agnate

[′ag‚nāt]
(biology)
Related exclusively through male descent.
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Idibana Taulamiri was one of three iduhu resulting from the segmentation over time of Idibana (the others were Idibana Laurina and Idibana Rarua Mase [13]), and is acknowledged as the senior iduhu of the village since its core lineage descends agnatically from the founder of Pari.
Although neither of these two persons was agnatically related to al-Hasan because of the intervening female link, both sought inclusion as beneficiaries of the endowment.
While the Anglo-Saxon kinship system seems generally to be bilateral (one can inherit from either father's or mother's side), agnatically biased (at least at the aristocratic level), and lacking any clear evidence of corporate kindreds and clan holdings, Glosecki explores the extent to which one can find residues of the matrilineal in Beowulf, as especially reflected in the sister's-son avunculate, in Hygd's offer of the throne to Beowulf (in preference to her unready son), and in inheritence patterns not strongly patrilineal.