from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Creative of a people organized on a civic basis, as distinguished from a tribe or group of tribes organized on a basis of kinship.


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  • In other words, these terra cottas represent almost every African type suggesting, therefore, a civil life very cosmopolitan in character and the probable existence of a _jus commercii_ as well as a _jus connubii_, which in turn argues well for the existence of a demogenic form of association of a very great age.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921


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