What does tribal mean?

Definitions for tribal
ˈtraɪ bəltrib·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tribal(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of a tribe

    "tribal customs"


  1. tribal(Noun)

    A design or image that has been influenced by indigenous peoples; especially such a tattoo

  2. tribal(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to, tribes

  3. tribal(Adjective)

    Based on or organized according to tribes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tribal(adj)

    of or pertaining to a tribe or tribes; as, a tribal scepter

How to pronounce tribal?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tribal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tribal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of tribal in a Sentence

  1. Abu Atwey:

    We've stopped ISIS more than 20 times. We went out with more than 50 cars and kicked them back, we told them they aren't allowed in our territory. We didn't shoot one bullet because if there was one bullet shot, there would be a (tribal) war.

  2. Assistant Attorney General John Cruden:

    United States takes seriously the federal role in protecting tribal self-government, which has United States foundation in federal statutes, treaties and regulations, to this end, we are committed to eliminating barriers, such as these, which hinder The Tulalip Tribes from developing healthy economies and providing necessary governmental services on the reservation.

  3. Grant Duwe:

    But we should not ignore the connection between mental illness and mass shootings that is very real, the issue has become very politicized, like tribal warfare.

  4. Abdul Rahman Hammoud:

    We are a tribal community and Gulf hunters are our guests. After the abduction, not a single hunter from the Gulf is coming to Iraq anymore, fearing from being kidnapped. It will take a long time to repair the damage and convince Gulf hunters to resume their Iraq trips.

  5. Ayn Rand:

    So long as [men] hold the tribal notion that the individual is sacrificial fodder for the collective, that some men have the right to rule others by force, and that some (any) alleged 'good' can justify it -- there can be no peace within a nation and no peace among nations.

Images & Illustrations of tribal

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