Definition of Tribal

1. Adjective. Relating to or characteristic of a tribe. "Tribal customs"

Derivative terms: Tribe, Tribe, Tribe
Partainyms: Tribe



Definition of Tribal

1. a. Of or pertaining to a tribe or tribes; as, a tribal scepter.

Definition of Tribal

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to, tribes ¹

2. Adjective. Based on or organized according to tribes. ¹

3. Noun. A design or image that has been influenced by indigenous peoples; especially such a tattoo ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tribal

1. a member of an aboriginal people of India [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tribal

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triazolopyridines
triazolyl
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tribal (current term)
tribal chief
tribal sheik
tribal sheikh
tribal society
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tribalism
tribalisms
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tribalize
tribalized
tribalizes

Literary usage of Tribal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1902)
"I27 TENTATIVE DRAFT OF A BILL TO BREAK UP tribal FUNDS. Not with the hope that the first attempt at such a measure may prove altogether practicable, ..."

2. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1895)
"THE tribal SYSTEM m WALES, BEING PART OF AN INQUIRY INTO THE STRUCTURE AND ... The economical conditions of early tribal societies were not the result of ..."

3. The Theory of State by Johann Caspar Bluntschli (1895)
"The antagonism of tribes has also had a strong influence tribal an- in modern ... But tribal feeling and individualism still continued to be a power in the ..."

4. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer, Francis James Gillen (1899)
"Father's brothers, blood and tribal Mother's brothers, blood and tribal Wife's ... Mother's elder sisters, blood and tribal Aunt. Mother's younger sisters ..."

5. The Family: An Ethnographical and Historical Outline with Descriptive Notes by Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons (1906)
"These camps or villages may be coalesced into a tribe or district governed by a tribal council and chief, whose functions are primarily military. ..."

6. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1912)
"rolled person dying prior to September 1, 1902, but that his right in the lands or other tribal property should be deemed ..."

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