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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRIBAL

An obvious corollary of this is that tribal life does not consistently obtain.

Tribal custom requires the bridegroom to reside with the wife's family.

Not that the Aryans always remembered that these beings were not local or tribal.

I do not believe that this tribal idealism which is now so potent will endure.

They are not consulted in the settlement of tribal disputes.

Sovereignty among African natives is tribal rather than territorial.

What will happen when heathenism and the tribal system have vanished away?

Tribal Kafirs have, of course, never had the franchise at all.

These performances were of the utmost importance in their tribal life.

The tribal dress of the daughter of a chief she knew how to wear upon occasion.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "pertaining to tribes," from tribe + -al (1). Related: Tribally Meaning "characterized by a strong sense of loyalty to one's group" is from 1951 (Arendt). As a style of belly-dance from 1999, American English.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TRIBAL

ancestral

adjectiverelated to previous family or family trait
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