phratry

noun
phra·try | \ ˈfrā-trē \
plural phratries

Definition of phratry 

1 : a kinship group forming a subdivision of a Greek phyle

2 : a tribal subdivision specifically : an exogamous group typically comprising several totemic clans

First Known Use of phratry

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for phratry

Greek phratria, from phratēr member of the same clan, member of a phratry — more at brother

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