A clan, tribe, or family, proceeding from a common progenitor; -- used especially of the ancient clans in Ireland.
an Irish variant of "clan", used to denote a branch of a clan known by a different surname than that of the clan chief or progenitor (the clan name)
A branch of a clan or a family who sought protection of a clan
A family not having the name of the clan, but associated with the clan and entitled to wear its tartan, e.g. Kirkland is a sept of Clan Maxwell and Clan Douglas.
people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
a family that can be related to a clan or larger family for various reasons
a family who was not related to the Clan by blood or marriage, but lived within the territory of the Clan Chief
a sort of sub-clan or family which is not in itself recognised as a full clan (has the right to a Clan Chieftain, Tartan and Coat of Arms)
a split in a Scottish clan
a subsidiary family that has decided to join a clan
a subsidiary family within a clan
a subdivision of a clan.
Irish for Clan, modern meaning a subsidiary of a clan.
A sept is an English word for a division of a family, especially a division of a clan, probably an altered form of sect.