Gens

Definition of Gens

Pronunciation: jĕnz
n.1.(Rom. Hist.) A clan or family connection, embracing several families of the same stock, who had a common name and certain common religious rites; a subdivision of the Roman curia or tribe.
2.(Ethnol.) A minor subdivision of a tribe, among American aborigines. It includes those who have a common descent, and bear the same totem.

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animal kingdom, ashram, blood, body, breed, brood, caste, clan, class, colony, commonwealth, commune, community, deme, economic class, endogamous group, extended family, family, folk, house, kind, kinship group, line, lineage, matriclan, moiety, nation, nuclear family, order, patriclan, people, phratria, phratry, phyle, plant kingdom, race, sept, settlement, social class, society, species, stem, stirps, stock, strain, subcaste, totem, tribe
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