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Clan vs. Kindred

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Clannoun

(anthropology) A group of people all descended from a common ancestor, in fact or belief.

Kindrednoun

Distant and close relatives, collectively; kin. en

Clannoun

A traditional social group of families in the Scottish Highlands having a common hereditary chieftain

Kindrednoun

People of the same ethnic descent, not including speaker; brethren.

Clannoun

Any association of people behaving clannishly, including one's immediate family.

Kindrednoun

(countable) A grouping of relatives.

Clannoun

(video games) A group of players who habitually play on the same team in multiplayer games.

Kindrednoun

(uncountable) Blood relationship.

Clannoun

A badger colony.

Kindrednoun

(uncountable) Affinity, likeness.

Clannoun

A tribe or collection of families, united under a chieftain, regarded as having the same common ancestor, and bearing the same surname; as, the clan of Macdonald.

Kindrednoun

A household or group following the modern pagan faith of Heathenry or Ásatrú.

Clannoun

A clique; a sect, society, or body of persons; esp., a body of persons united by some common interest or pursuit; - sometimes used contemptuously.

‘Partidge and the rest of his clan may hoot me.’; ‘The whole clan of the enlightened among us.’;

Kindredadjective

Of the same nature, or of similar character.

Clannoun

group of people related by blood or marriage

Kindredadjective

Connected, related, cognate, akin.

‘kindred tongues’;

Clannoun

a close-knit group of interrelated families, especially in the Scottish Highlands

‘the clan Macleod’; ‘civil strife has followed as rival clans jockey for power’;

Kindrednoun

Relationship by birth or marriage; consanguinity; affinity; kin.

‘Like her, of equal kindred to the throne.’;

Clannoun

a large family

‘the Watts clan is one of racing's oldest families’;

Kindrednoun

Relatives by blood or marriage, more properly the former; relations; persons related to each other.

‘I think there's no man is secureBut the queen's kindred.’;

Clannoun

a group of people with a strong common interest

‘New York's garrulous clan of artists’;

Kindredadjective

Related; congenial; of the like nature or properties; as, kindred souls; kindred skies; kindred propositions.

‘True to the kindred points of heaven and home.’;

Clan

A clan is a group of people united by actual or perceived kinship and descent. Even if lineage details are unknown, clan members may be organized around a founding member or apical ancestor.

Kindrednoun

group of people related by blood or marriage

Kindredadjective

similar or related in quality or character;

‘a feeling akin to terror’; ‘kindred souls’; ‘the amateur is closely related to the collector’;

Kindredadjective

related by blood or marriage;

‘kindred clans’;

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