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tribal

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adjective trib·al \ˈtrī-bəl\

Definition of tribal

  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a tribe <tribal customs>

tribally

play \-bə-lē\ adverb

Examples of tribal in a sentence

  1. <a tribal solidarity that transcends all other loyalties or bonds>

1632

First Known Use of tribal

1632


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tribal

noun trib·al

Definition of tribal

  1. :  a member of an aboriginal people of India —usually used in plural

1953

First Known Use of tribal

1953


TRIBAL Defined for English Language Learners

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tribal

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adjective trib·al \ˈtrī-bəl\

Definition of tribal for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to a tribe or tribes


TRIBAL Defined for Kids

tribal

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adjective trib·al \ˈtrī-bəl\

Definition of tribal for Students

  1. :  relating to a tribe <a tribal custom>



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