Origin: L. See Gentle.

1. A clan or family connection, embracing several families of the same stock, who had a common name and certain common religious rites; a subdivision of the Roman curia or tribe.

2. <ethnology> A minor subdivision of a tribe, among American aborigines. It includes those who have a common descent, and bear the same totem.

(01 Mar 1998)

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