noun, plural gen·tes [jen-teez] /ˈdʒɛn tiz/.
Origin of gens
Related formssub·gens, noun, plural sub·gen·tes.
Examples from the Web for gens
Fifteen thousand Ojibwas divided equally among twenty-three gentes would give six hundred and fifty persons to a gens.
Descent, inheritance and the prohibition of intermarriage in the gens, are the same as among the Minnitarees.
In passing through one city they were stopped by an officer of gens d'armes, who demanded the requisite papers.Great Singers, First Series|George T. Ferris
Jefferson Davis carried out his determination to appoint an officer superior in rank to both Gens.The Struggle for Missouri|John McElroy
As the unit of the organic social system, the gens would naturally become the centre of social life and activity.