noun, plural phra·tries.
- phreatic zone,
Origin of phratry
Examples 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