Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

tanistry

[tan-uh-stree, thaw-nuh-]
See more synonyms for tanistry on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. the system among various Celtic tribes of choosing a tanist.
Show More

Origin of tanistry

First recorded in 1590–1600; tanist + -ry
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for tanistry

Historical Examples