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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gens /ˈʤɛnz, ˈgɛn(t)s/
 氏族,宗族,一族

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gens n.; pl. Gentes   Rom. Hist.
 1. A clan or family connection, embracing several families of the same stock, who had a common name and certain common religious rites; a subdivision of the Roman curia or tribe.
 2. Ethnol. A minor subdivision of a tribe, among American aborigines. It includes those who have a common descent, and bear the same totem.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 gens
      n : family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was
          no one to carry on his name" [syn: name]
      [also: gentes (pl)]