gens: Word of the day for April 21, 2018

gens , n :
(Ancient Rome, historical) A legally defined unit of Roman society, being a collection of people related through a common ancestor by birth, marriage or adoption, possibly over many generations, and sharing the same nomen gentilicium. (anthropology) A tribal subgroup whose members are characterized by having the same descent, usually along the male line. Rome is traditionally regarded as having been founded on this day.

Source http://handbookblogger.blogspot.com/2018/04/gens-word-of-day-for-april-21-2018.html

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