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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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Nevertheless there existed fierce tribalist Mujahedeen groups such as Hezb-e- Islami under Gulbudin Hekmatiar and Hezb-e-Islami under Maulawi Khales who did not conceal their tribal and ethnic-centered intentions in their public speeches and publications.
Jonas Savimbi, who had been Foreign Minister of GRAE and an FNLA leader, broke with Roberto, calling his group tribalist and accusing Roberto of being in the service of the CIA.
Since taking over, Mr Brown has sought to shed his image as a Labour tribalist and "control freak" by reaching outside party ranks to recruit ministers and advisers.
In addition to being degenerate, ugly, dirty, tribalist, racist, crooked, and sexually immoral, the Jews, as depicted by Lindemann, further infuriated their gentile neighbors by speaking Yiddish: "a nasal, whining, and crippled ghetto tongue.
began aiding the tribalist and Islamic uprisings as early as July 3, 1979 -- six months before the Soviet invasion.
We need standards to protect us as much from legislators--like those during the Korean War who said that the life of even one American was more important than "all of Asia"--as from the most blood-thirsty tribalist.
We are likely to see, at least for the medium term, a continued "blackening" of Israeli society, (referring to the robes that the ultra-Orthodox religious Jews wear) which ultimately injects a greater tribalist element into Israeli society and works against the prospects for political compromise.
There have been times when he has infuriated party activists by his refusal to take a narrow, tribalist line - but in seeking to exert influence beyond Plaid he has undoubtedly achieved more for Wales than would otherwise have been the case.
Neither my father's peoples' bows and arrows nor the othreato of metal rods, clutched by a few activists aboard the illegally seized Gaza-bound Peace Flotilla, nor Hamas' small rockets will change the tragic trajectory wrought by a tribalist land grab.
I am a bit of a Labour tribalist because, like a lot of people, I've put a lot of my emotional and practical investment in it.
Tribalist Labour AM Peter Law (Blaenau Gwent)in the aftermath of the Assembly's who-sits-wheredebacle.
If as President he gave the Luo their 'fair share' of government positions and business opportunities, he would be seen as a tribalist by other groups; if he did not, he would be seen as a sell-out by his own constituency.