Definitions

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  • n. One belonging to a clan or tribe having a totem.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One belonging to a clan or tribe having a totem.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One designated by a totem; a member of a totem clan.

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

  • n. a person who belongs to a clan or tribe having a totem

Etymologies

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totem +‎ -ist

Examples

  • Roman names of families and old Italian tribe-names are still often quoted as totemistic; but the Fabii and Caepiones, named after cultivated plants, and the Picentes and Hirpini, after woodpecker and wolf, though tempting to the totemist, have not persuaded Dr. Frazer to accept them as totemistic, and may be left out of account here; there may be many reasons for the adoption of such names besides the totemistic one.

    The Religious Experience of the Roman People From the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus

  • They did not do that to show respect to them like a totemist as someone just guessed so from book reading.

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