Meaning of CLAN in English

CLAN

noun

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Murphy, Jamie, and the rest of the O'Brien clan will be here for Thanksgiving.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Most people want many sons because they carry on the family line and that means our clan can claim more land.

My own family was at once strongly nuclear and part of what can only be called a clan .

Several clans made up a tribe, although there appears to have been no central leadership except in times of war.

Tell him we will go upriver, to the Cheng clan in the Su Sung Tai.

The branches of the hierarchical tree hide this secret organisation with its inner clan of unknown lieutenants possessing mythical powers.

The scullions sweated and ducked at the spits and bake-ovens built around the exercise ground for the clan to feast.

War and isolation have proved an ideal breeding ground for corruption and feuding between rival political clans.

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