Clan

A clan is a group of people united by actual or perceived kinship and descent. Even if lineage details are unknown, clan members may be organized around a founding member or apical ancestor. The kinship-based bonds may be symbolical, whereby the clan shares a `stipulated` common ancestor that is a symbol of the clan`s unity. When this `ancesto...
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Clan

• (n.) A tribe or collection of families, united under a chieftain, regarded as having the same common ancestor, and bearing the same surname; as, the clan of Macdonald. • (n.) A clique; a sect, society, or body of persons; esp., a body of persons united by some common interest or pursuit; -- sometimes used contemptuously.Clan: words in t...
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Clan

[African Great Lakes] In the African Great Lakes region, the clan is a unit of social organisation. It is the oldest societal structure in the region, other than family and direct lineage. The structure is found in modern-day Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda. == Etymology == The term clan was first used in the nineteenth century by Euro...
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Clan

[car] The Clan Crusader is a fibreglass monocoque British sports car based on running gear from the Hillman Imp Sport, including its Coventry Climax derived, rear-mounted 875 cc engine. It was first made in Washington, Co Durham, England between 1971 and 1974, but since then several efforts have been made to bring the car back to production...
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Clan

[video gaming] In computer and video gaming, a Clan, Guild or Faction is an organized group of players that regularly play together in particular (or various) multiplayer games. Some people might say that a `clan` or `guild` becomes like a family, and that all opinions and decisions represent each single member in the `clan` or `guild`. The...
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Clan

Clan (klăn) noun [ Gael. clann offspring, descendants; akin to Ir. clann , cland , offspring, tribe, family; perhaps from Latin plania scion, slip, cutting. Confer Plant , noun ] 1. A tribe or collection of families, united under...
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Clan

A Clan (Gaelic for a tribe or family), among the Highlanders of Scotland, consisted of the common descendants of the same progenitor, under the patriarchal control of a chief, who represented the common ancestor. The name of the clan was frequently formed of that of the original progenitor with the affix mac (son): thus the MacDonalds were the sons...
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Clan

A group of vampires who share certain mystic and physical characteristics.
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Clan

A kin group one or more generations larger than a family, and whose members are close in time and usually place.
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clan

Borrowed from Gaelic clann (family, stock, off-spring).
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clan

clan, social group based on actual or alleged unilineal descent from a common ancestor. Such groups have been known in all parts of the world and include some that claim the parentage or special protection of an animal, plant, or other object (see totem). They also include such familiar groups as th...
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clan

group of people related by blood or marriage
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clan

kinship group of fundamental importance in the structure of many societies. Membership of a clan is socially defined in terms of actual or purported ... [24 related articles]
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clan

Social grouping based on kinship. Some traditional societies are organized by clans, which are either matrilineal or patrilineal, and whose members must marry into another clan in...
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clan

Social grouping based on kinship. Some traditional societies are organized by clans, which are either matrilineal or patrilineal, and whose members must marry into another clan in order to avoid in-breeding. Familiar examples are the Highland clans of Scotland. Theoretically each clan is descended from a single ancestor from whom the name is de...
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