Clanship

Part of speech: noun

Union under a chief.

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Usage examples "clanship":

  1. If feudalism gave more strength to attack an enemy, clanship secured more happiness at home. - "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.
  2. The government of both may be said to have been republican, but the Gallic tribes were aristocracies, in which the influence of clanship was a predominant feature; while the German system, although nominally regal, was in reality democratic. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
  3. The brute attachment of the peasants and the mobs to the gorgeous and lavish earl seemed to the burgesses the sign of a barbaric clanship, opposed to that advance in civilization towards which they half unconsciously struggled. - "The Last Of The Barons, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.