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 for phratry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Phratry \Phra"try\, n.; pl. Phratries. [Gr. ?, ?.] (Gr.
     Antiq.)
     A subdivision of a phyle, or tribe, in Athens.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  phratry
      n 1: people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has
           lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower" [syn: family,
           family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept,
           phratry]

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