Words Like GENS

We have put together a list of words that are similar to GENS.

7 Alternative Words Similar to gens

1 Name Noun      Synonym Words Like Name
2 Family Noun      Synonym Words Like Family
3 Folk Noun      Synonym Words Like Folk
4 Kinfolk Noun      Synonym Words Like Kinfolk
5 Kinsfolk Noun      Synonym Words Like Kinsfolk
6 Phratry Noun      Synonym Words Like Phratry
7 Sept Noun      Synonym Words Like Sept

9 definitions of gens

1 A clan or family connection, embracing several families of the same stock, who had a common name and certain common religious rites; a subdivision of the Roman curia or tribe.
2 A minor subdivision of a tribe, among American aborigines. It includes those who have a common descent, and bear the same totem.
3 family based on male descent
4 A patrilineal clan of ancient Rome composed of several families of the same name claiming a common ancestor and belonging to a common religious cult.
5 Anthropology An exogamous patrilineal clan.
6 In ancient Rome, a clan or house embracing several families claiming descent from a common ancestor, united by a common name and by certain religious rites and legal privileges and obligations, but not necessarily by consanguinity: as, the Fabian gens, all bearing the name Fabius; the Julian gens, all named Julius; the Cornelian gens, etc.
7 In historical and ethnological use, a tribe or clan; any community of persons in a primitive state of society constituting a distinct or independent branch of a general aggregate or race.
8 generations
9 a tribal subgroup whose members are characterized by having the same descent, usually along the male line
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