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tribal

adjective trib·al \ ˈtrī-bəl \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of tribal

: 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

Recent Examples of tribal from the Web

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First Known Use of tribal

1632

tribal Synonyms


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tribal

noun

Definition of tribal

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

Recent Examples of tribal from the Web

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First Known Use of tribal

1953


TRIBAL Defined for English Language Learners

tribal

adjective

Definition of tribal for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to a tribe or tribes


TRIBAL Defined for Kids

tribal

adjective trib·al \ ˈtrī-bəl \

Definition of tribal for Students

: relating to a tribe
  • a tribal custom


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