- (in Scotland) a branch of a clan.
- Anthropology. a group believing itself derived from a common ancestor.
- Archaic. a clan.
Origin of sept1
1510–20; perhaps < Latin sēptum paddock, enclosure, fold (in figurative use, e.g., Sept of Christ)
- the number seven.
or Sep., Sept
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The other members of the Panch he is at liberty to choose from any got or sept he likes.
Thus the members of the Karsayal sept will not kill or eat a deer.
Your last letter (23d Sept) informs that they were not then completed.
The equivalent Anumolla occurs as an exogamous sept of Kamma.
For example, Prabhu is a sept, and Krishna Prabhu the name of an individual.
- anthropol a clan or group that believes itself to be descended from a common ancestor
- a branch of a tribe or nation, esp in medieval Ireland or Scotland
C16: perhaps variant of sect
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Word Origin and History for sept
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