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

  Gens \Gens\ (j[e^]nz), n.; pl. Gentes (j[e^]n"t[=e]z). [L. See
     Gentle, a.] (Rom. Hist.)
     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
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Ethnol.) A minor subdivision of a tribe, among American
        aborigines. It includes those who have a common descent,
        and bear the same totem.
        [1913 Webster]

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