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tribe

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

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

(trīb)
In biologic classification, an occasionally used division between the family and the genus; often the same as the subfamily.
[L. tribus]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tribe

a taxonomic category between genus and subfamily, used mainly in the CLASSIFICATION of plants.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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'Harassment'The Bedouin inhabitants of the Sinai peninsula have repeatedly complained that they are subjected to regular searches and harassment by security officials, and that police regularly arrest tribesman.
The 30 member jirga proposed by the Chief Minister neither include any tribesman nor any senator or MNA from the tribal agency.
Elders of Malikdin Khel tribe blamed FDMA officials for their alleged involvement in embezzlement of relief items as none of the tribesman was facilitated with these packages.
Al-Makani Abu Yassir Al-Yemeni, an armed tribesman from Al-Khibza, denies Dailami's claim that those who attacked the Houthis were AQAP members.