phratrial

phratry

[frey-tree]
noun, plural phratries.
1.
a grouping of clans or other social units within a tribe.
2.
(in ancient Greece) a subdivision of a phyle.

Origin:
1745–55; < Greek phrātría, equivalent to phrātr-, stem of phrātḗr clansman (akin to brother) + -ia -y3

phratric, phratral, phratriac, phratrial, adjective
subphratry, noun, plural subphratries.
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phratry (ˈfreɪtrɪ)
 
n , pl -tries
anthropol a group of people within a tribe who have a common ancestor
 
[C19: from Greek phratria clan, from phratēr fellow clansman; compare Latin frāter brother]
 
'phratric
 
adj

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