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Definition of clan:

  1. A clique; a sect, society, or body of persons; esp., a body of persons united by some common interest or pursuit; - sometimes used contemptuously.
  2. 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.


federation of tribes, flesh and blood, kin, tribe, kin group, kindred, kith and kin, house, kinship group, moiety, association, folk, kinsperson.

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