Clan

Definition of Clan

Pronunciation: klăn
n.1.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.
2.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.
- Smolett.
The whole clan of the enlightened among us.
- Burke.

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