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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a tribe.

trib′al·ly adv.


1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) of or denoting a tribe or tribes: tribal chiefs in northern Yemen.
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) displaying loyalty to a tribe, group, or tribal values: the tribal loyalties of Labour MPs.
ˈtribally adv


(ˈtraɪ bəl)

of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a tribe.
trib′al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tribal - relating to or characteristic of a tribetribal - relating to or characteristic of a tribe; "tribal customs"
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[ˈtraɪbəl] ADJtribal, de tribu


[ˈtraɪbəl] adjtribal(e)


adjStammes-; tribal chiefStammeshäuptling m; tribal region/settlementStammesgebiet nt/-siedlung f; tribal ritualsStammesrituale pl; tribal loyaltiesStammestreue f; Celtic society was basically tribaldie Gesellschaftsordnung der Kelten war stammesgebunden; to be divided on or along tribal lines (lit)nach Stammeszugehörigkeit geteilt sein; (fig)in feindliche Lager gespalten sein


[ˈtraɪbl] adjtribale; (warfare) → fra tribù


(traib) noun
1. a race of people, or a family, who are all descended from the same ancestor. the tribes of Israel.
2. a group of families, especially of a primitive or wandering people, ruled by a chief. the desert tribes of Africa.
ˈtribal adjective
of a tribe or tribes. tribal lands/customs; the tribal system.
ˈtribesman (ˈtraibz-) noun
a man who belongs to a tribe. an African tribesman.
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