1. people descended from a common ancestor
; - Example: "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"[syn: family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Phratry \Phra"try\, n.; pl. Phratries. [Gr. ?, ?.] (Gr.
A subdivision of a phyle, or tribe, in Athens.