tribal

[ trahy-buh l ]
/ ˈtraɪ bəl /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a tribe: tribal customs.

Origin of tribal

First recorded in 1625–35; tribe + -al1

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for tribal

tribal

/ (ˈtraɪbəl) /

adjective

of or denoting a tribe or tribestribal chiefs in northern Yemen
displaying loyalty to a tribe, group, or tribal valuesthe tribal loyalties of Labour MPs

Derived Forms

tribally, adverb
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