phyle definition

  • noun:
    • a big citizens' company considering kinship, constituting the biggest political subdivision of an ancient Greek city-state.
    • a nearby division of those in old Athens; a clan; a tribe.
    • A local unit of the people in ancient Athens; a clan; a tribe.
    • In ancient Greece, a tribe or clan; among the subdivisions typically predicated on ties of bloodstream, of which the aggregate constituted a residential area.
    • a tribe of ancient Athenians

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