Klan

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noun \ ˈklan \

Definition of Klan

:an organization of Ku Kluxers; also :a subordinate unit of such an organization

Klanism

play \ˈkla-ˌni-zəm\ noun

Klansman

play \ˈklanz-mən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of klan

(Ku Klux) Klan



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