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English - Etymology 2
- (historical) A legally defined unit of Roman society, being a collection of people related by birth, marriage or adoption, but allowing a greater amount of time between members and their common ancestor than is commonly implied by the term related.
(anthropology) A tribal subgroup whose members are characterized by having the same descent, usually along the male line.
1919, Boris Sidis, The Source and Aim of Human Progress:
- The taboos, the laws, the rules of genses, tribes, and nations, from the lowest to the highest, are upheld by a vague terror and sacred awe which society impresses on man by threats of ill-luck, fearful evil, and terrible punishments befalling sinners and transgressors of the tabooed, of the holy and the forbidden, charged with a mysterious, highly contagious, and virulently infective life-consuming energy.
- 1919, Boris Sidis, The Source and Aim of Human Progress:
(historical Roman unit of society): The concept is close to and often translated as clan, but the two are not identical. The alternative tribe is also sometimes used, but the Latin tribus has a separate meaning.
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- IPA(key): /ˈɡeːns/