Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A division of a family, especially a division of a clan.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A clan: used especially of the tribes or families in Ireland.
  • noun In music, same as seventh or seventh-chord.
  • noun An inclosure; a railing.
  • noun An abbreviation
  • noun of September;
  • noun of Septuagint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A clan, tribe, or family, proceeding from a common progenitor; -- used especially of the ancient clans in Ireland.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A clan, tribe, or family, proceeding from a common progenitor. (used especially of the ancient clans in Ireland)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun people descended from a common ancestor
  • noun the month following August and preceding October

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably alteration of sect.]

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A corruption of sect, influenced by Latin saeptum ("fence, enclosure").

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  • This word can also be used for chapel in the Game Of Thrones series.

    July 25, 2013