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phratry

Definition Phratry

(noun) A group of clans with a common ancestor.

Phratry Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈfreɪtri/
    • British English
      • /ˈfreɪtri/
  • Syllabification: (phra·try)

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Cite the Definition of Phratry

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “phratry.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 17, 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 September 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/phratry/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“phratry.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/phratry/>.