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Definition 1: people descended from a common ancestor - [noun denoting group]

Samples where phratry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower

Synonyms for phratry in the sense of this definition

(phratry is a kind of ...) the descendants of one individual

"his entire lineage has been warriors"

(... is a kind of phratry ) members of a family line

"his people have been farmers for generations" "are your people still alive?"

(... is a kind of phratry ) the people of your home locality (especially your own family)

"he wrote his homefolk every day"

(... is a kind of phratry ) aristocratic family line

"the House of York"

(... is a kind of phratry ) a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family

(... is a kind of phratry ) family based on male descent

"he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"

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