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tanistry

[tan-uh-stree, thaw-nuh-] /ˈtæn ə stri, ˈθɔ nə-/
noun
1.
the system among various Celtic tribes of choosing a tanist.
Origin of tanistry
1590-1600
1590-1600; tanist + -ry
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