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phratry

Definition Phratry

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

Phratry Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: phra·try

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /frAY-tree/
  • British English – /frAY-tree/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈfreɪtri/
  • British English – /ˈfreɪtri/

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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 April 4, 2020 (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 April 4, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/phratry/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“phratry.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 4 Apr. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/phratry/>.