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tribe

 [trīb]
a taxonomic category subordinate to a family (or subfamily) and superior to a genus (or subtribe).

tribe

(trīb),
In biologic classification, an occasionally used division between the family and the genus; often the same as the subfamily.
[L. tribus]

tribe

(trīb) a taxonomic category subordinate to a family (or subfamily) and superior to a genus (or subtribe).

tribe

(trīb)
n.
1. A unit of sociopolitical organization consisting of a number of families, clans, or other groups who share a common ancestry and culture and among whom leadership is typically neither formalized nor permanent.
2. Biology A taxonomic category ranking below a family or subfamily and above a genus and usually containing several genera.

tribe

Etymology: L, tribus
a taxonomic division of organisms, subordinate to a family and superior to a genus, or subtribe.

tribe

(trīb)
In biologic classification, an occasionally used division between the family and the genus; often the same as the subfamily.
[L. tribus]

tribe

a taxonomic category between genus and subfamily, used mainly in the CLASSIFICATION of plants.

tribe

a taxonomic category subordinate to a family (or subfamily) and superior to a genus (or subtribe).
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The official said that the remaining 35 tribesmen still in detention are being interrogated and a decision to release them would be taken in a few days.
Al-Dailami told the Yemen Times that the Houthis had undertaken an arrest campaign on Saturday against tribesmen in the city suspected of being affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
Haroon Rashid of JI said like elsewhere in the country, local bodies' elections should be conducted in Fata so that the tribesmen could also elect their representatives in a democratic way.
Yemen has seen frequent attacks by al-Qaeda militants and armed tribesmen on power grids and oil pipelines, which carries about 110,000 barrels of crude oil everyday to the main oil export terminal on the Red Sea, since the eruption of uprising against former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2011.
Tribesmen consider Fadl, a strong critic of the opposition, as a close ally of Juwaihel who has disappeared after the incident late Monday night.
The rebels said five of their supporters were killed and four others seriously injured early Saturday in two ambushes u one made by tribesmen co-operating with the government and the other by soldiers in Al Amashyah and Bani Aweer in Harf Sufyan.
Since five men accused of providing shelter to al-Qaida elements belong to the Zalikhel tribe, a Zalikhel tribal council was commissioned and given by Tuesday to persuade the renegade tribesmen to surrender or leave the area.
He said the tribal elders had offered a lot of sacrifices right from the independent movement on every front and today when the country was passing through a very critical stage of its history due to war on terror the same tribesmen were fighting on the front and were once again playing their historic role.
On Sunday, local tribesmen scrapped a peace agreement with the government on the ground that the deployment of troops constitutes a violation of the agreement.
When the CIA wanted to recruit Montangard tribesmen in the Vietnam highlands to fight against the North Vietnamese who were funneling supplies to the south along the Ho Chi Minh trail, the tribesmen wanted nothing to do with the proposal.
A few weeks before Anaconda began, an unmanned CIA Predator drone launched a Hellfire missile into a group of Afghan tribesmen, killing at least three.
Beneath was the ancient, biblical landscape peopled by tribesmen who lived by their goats, their olives and their blood alliances just as they always had.