Definition of Gens

1. Noun. Family based on male descent. "He had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"

Exact synonyms: Name
Generic synonyms: Family, Family Line, Folk, Kinfolk, Kinsfolk, Phratry, Sept



Definition of Gens

1. n. A clan or family connection, embracing several families of the same stock, who had a common name and certain common religious rites; a subdivision of the Roman curia or tribe.

Definition of Gens

1. Abbreviation. generations ¹

2. Noun. A legally defined unit of Roman society closest in meaning to and translated by English clan, but not identical to it. The gens was a collection of families whose members were related by birth, marriage or adoption. All the families were considered to have descended from a common clan ancestor although in cases where the time from the ancestor to the contemporary time was great the kinship was more remote than is meant by the English term "related." In such cases the legal definition still prevailed. ¹

3. Noun. (anthropology) a tribal subgroup whose members are characterized by having the same descent, usually along the male line ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gens

1. a type of clan [n GENTES] - See also: clan

Medical Definition of Gens

1. Origin: L. See Gentle. 1. A clan or family connection, embracing several families of the same stock, who had a common name and certain common religious rites; a subdivision of the Roman curia or tribe. 2. A minor subdivision of a tribe, among American aborigines. It includes those who have a common descent, and bear the same totem. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gens

genotypically
genotypification
genotyping
genouillère
genre
genre fiction
genre fictions
genre painting
genreless
genrelization
genrelizations
genres
genric
genro
genros
gens (current term)
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genseng
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gentamicin
gentamicin 2''-nucleotidyltransferase
gentamicin 2'-N-acetyltransferase
gentamicins
gentamycin
genteel
genteeler
genteelest
genteelish

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