Meaning of CLAN in English

CLAN

noun 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. clan ·noun 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.

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