noun, plural phra·tries.
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Origin of phratry
OTHER WORDS FROM phratryphratric, phratral, phra·tri·ac, phra·tri·al, adjectivesub·phra·try, noun, plural sub·phra·tries.
Words nearby phratry
Example sentences from the Web for phratry
The organization, as a phratry, had probably existed among the Latin tribes from time immemorial.
Zeus, the god of social life, was worshipped by the phratry.
A knowledge of the Indian phratry is necessary to an intelligent understanding of the Grecian and the Roman.
Here I really do not know what 'clan' is meant to denote—'phratry,' I think.Social Origins and Primal Law|Andrew Lang
The important point about the class, as distinguished from the phratry systems, is the great extent covered by the former.Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia|Northcote W. Thomas