TOEFL / IELTS
宗族; 氏族; 庞大的家族; 宗派
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The men mustered before their clan chiefs.
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The Chinese Christians, therefore, practically excommunicate themselves from their own clan.
For the Bidermann clan, art was also important.
Inter-clan rivalries simmer and occasionally surface in angry outbursts.
There was mounting 'mong Graemes of the Netherby clan;
We read a story about some Indian rulers of a clan.
N-COUNT 家族;宗族;氏族 A clan is a group which consists of families that are related to each other.
N-COUNT (有共同利益的)集团，帮派，派系 You can refer to a group of people with the same interests as a clan .
...a powerful clan of industrialists from Monterrey.
1. group of people related by blood or marriage
late Middle English: from Scottish Gaelic clann 'offspring, family', from Old Irish cland, from Latin planta 'sprout'