clanship


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clanship

(ˈklænʃɪp)
n
an association of families under the leadership of a chieftain
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Glegg's experience; nothing of that kind had happened among the Dodsons before; but it was a case in which her hereditary rectitude and personal strength of character found a common channel along with her fundamental ideas of clanship, as they did in her lifelong regard to equity in money matters.
In this branch of the Dodson family aunt Glegg found a stronger nature than her own; a nature in which family feeling had lost the character of clanship by taking on a doubly deep dye of personal pride.
The spirit of clanship which was, at an early day, introduced into that kingdom, uniting the nobles and their dependants by ties equivalent to those of kindred, rendered the aristocracy a constant overmatch for the power of the monarch, till the incorporation with England subdued its fierce and ungovernable spirit, and reduced it within those rules of subordination which a more rational and more energetic system of civil polity had previously established in the latter kingdom.
Then for clanship, they are as bad as Highlanders; it is amazing the belief they have in one another.
Native clanship is incompatible with the exercise of the rights of political citizenship under a free and civilized government.
Aware of the Somali people's homogeneity and close-knit clanship, the neighbouring countries were alarmed at the disastrous political and security fallout that Somali nationalism could bring to the delicate structures of multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-religious communities.
The Dynamics of Clanship among the Tallensi, being the First Part of an Analysis of the Social Structure of a Trans-Volta Tribe.
2010) Beyond the Royal Gaze: clanship and public healing in Buganda.
Thus, despite his sense that such acts of payment were embedded in collective relations of clanship and cycles of intergenerational exchange, Speiser ultimately sees the valuables exchanged for women in commodity terms as 'rent' for her sexual, labouring, and maternal services, or more baldly as a 'price', a price which can be used to calculate a woman's value across diverse islands.
1989, Identities on the Move: Clanship and Pastoralism in Northern Kenya.