- Plural: phratries
- Term used by Lewis Henry Morgan (1818–1881) in his work Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity in the Human Family (1871) which along with Claude Lévi-Strauss’ (1908–2009) The Elementary Structures of Kinship (1949) help establish the study of kinship as a distinct field of anthropology and sociology.
- Two or more clans combine to make a (adjective) phratric or (adjective) phratral relationship.
- descent group
- extended family
- matrilineal descent
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “phratry.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 20, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/phratry/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
phratry. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/phratry/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “phratry.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 20, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/phratry/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“phratry.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 20 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/phratry/>.