Definition of Phratral
1. phratry [adj] - See also: phratry
Lexicographical Neighbors of Phratral
Literary usage of Phratral
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico V. 4/4 by Frederick Webb Hodge (2003)
"The persons performing the rite each receive a wooden paddle and then repair to each of the two phratral fires in the long-house, where they dip up the ..."
2. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1898)
"A second class arises through the phratral organisations transformed into ecclesiastical bodies, and the priests are privileged. War has now developed, ..."
3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1897)
"... Fathers or Shamans, and by them they will be received as a sign of his Genius, and he will be relegated to the phratral division or lodge of the Wolf. ..."
4. Native Cemeteries and Forms of Burial East of the Mississippi by David Ives Bushnell (1920)
"... but Were distributed in distinct groups that I regarded as communal or totemic and phratral, and of exceeding interest; for they seemed to indicate that ..."
5. Navaho Legends by Washington Matthews (1897)
"... where a gens has changed its phratral affinities (par. 451). Inquiry, too, has revealed that there are sub-groups. There may be closer bonds of alliance ..."
6. An Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navaho Language by Franciscans, St. Michaels, Ariz (1910)
"Naturally, this affiliation or relationship caused some clans to be grouped with earlier, or nuclear clans, which gives the latter occasionally a phratral ..."
7. History of Arizona by Thomas Edwin Farish (1918)
"... to whom their relationship is indisputable, have, as subsequent investigations have shown, the Gentile and phratral systems, certainly to some extent. ..."