Each 'phratry' then bartered a sub-class of its own for a sub-class of its partner.
A person would be described as of such a gens, phratry, and tribe.
Neither the phratry nor the gens of the Kamilaroi forms a distinct territorial community.
It is somewhat difficult to understand just what the rights and duties of a phratry were.
At Athens on feast-days the members of the phratry assembled round their altar.
The Mexican phratry was largely concerned with military matters.
But the phratry seems never to have reached so high a development among the Greeks as among the Romans and the early English.
The mother gens was distinguished from these as the phratry.
But a tradition of their former unity would remain, and become the basis of their reorganization in a phratry.
They were in both phratries; the other totems were confined to one or the other phratry.