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sept / sept/ • n. a clan, originally one in Ireland.

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sept a clan, originally one in Ireland; the term is recorded from the early 16th century, and is probably a variant of sect.

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sept (Irish) clan. XVI. poss. alt. of sect (also so used XVI); cf. AL. septus (XVI), and medL. septa, repr. OF. sette sect, It. setta.

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Sept

a clan or tribe, 1517.

Example : sept of bards, 1610.

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