phyle definition by Webster's New World
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phyle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. phy·lae
A large citizens' organization based on kinship, constituting the largest political subdivision of an ancient Greek city-state.
Origin: Greek phūlē, tribe, phyle; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.
- phyˈlic adjective