Each gens had a sachem, whose office was hereditary in the gens, and several common chiefs.
For our friend Cælius has a dead set made at him by the Clodian gens.
Every one knows of the conditions under which the French took the offensive in Belgium with the armies of gens.
There was no way of knowing how close it was to the home of these rebels of Dalis' gens.
Hence nobody could belong to the Roman people, unless he was a member of a Roman gens, and thus a member of a curia and tribe.
"Take her away; she's deranged," said O'Leary to the gens d'armes.
The ancient practice of blood revenge, which has prevailed so widely in the tribes of mankind, had its birthplace in the gens.
A person would be described as of such a gens, phratry, and tribe.
This was the name of his gotra or gens and roughly corresponds to a surname, being less comprehensive than the clan name Skya.
The council of the gens is the supreme ruling power in the gens.
1847, in reference to ancient Rome, "tribe, clan, house (of families having a name and certain religious rites in common and a presumed common origin)," from Latin gens (genitive gentis) "race, clan, nation" (see genus).