[ sept ]
/ sɛpt /
(in Scotland) a branch of a clan.
Anthropology. a group believing itself derived from a common ancestor.
Archaic. a clan.
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Question 1 of 10
Origin of sept1
1510–20; perhaps <Latin sēptum paddock, enclosure, fold (in figurative use, e.g., Sept of Christ)
Definition for sept (2 of 3)
[ set ]
/ sɛt /
the number seven.
Definition for sept (3 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for sept (1 of 2)
/ (sɛpt) /
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
Word Origin for sept
C16: perhaps variant of sect
British Dictionary definitions for sept (2 of 2)
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Medical definitions for sept
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