What does the word clan mean?

Usage examples for clan

  1. Lyad is the current head of the clan." – Legacy by 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 by H. E. E. Hayes
  3. The leader of the clan laughed shortly. – Pearl and Periwinkle by Anna Graetz