Part of speech: noun

A tribe, as of Scottish Highlanders; set; clique.

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Usage examples "clan":

  1. Lyad is the current head of the clan." - "Legacy", James H Schmitz.
  2. Mohammed himself received the protection of the head of his clan, and for eight or ten years carried on a campaign of words. - "Mohammed, The Prophet of Islam", H. E. E. Hayes.
  3. The leader of the clan laughed shortly. - "Pearl and Periwinkle", Anna Graetz.