into the legislation of descents. Relations by the daddy. This term can be used within the Scotch law, and by some writers as an English term, matching because of the Latin agnati, (q. v.) Ersk. Inst. b. 1, tit. 7,
The crown is hereditary in the house of Wittelsbach, according to the rights of primogeniture, females being excluded from succession so long as male agnates of equal birth exist.