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AGNATES (Agnati)

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 377 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AGNATES (Agnati), in Roman law, persons related through males only, as opposed to cognates. Agnation was founded on the idea of the family held together by the patria potestas; cognatio involves simply the modern idea of kindred.
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