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Allowing the reconstructions of intimate and lasting relationships that in general mark the relational context of phratry (Conger et al.
If any of those who are voted out wishes to appeal to the Demotionidae, that shall be permitted to him: the oikos of the Deceleans shall elect as advocates in their cases(7) five men over thirty years old, and the phratriarch and the priest shall administer the oath to them to perform their advocacy most justly and not to allow anybody who is not a phrater to be a member of the phratry.
78 When the adjudication takes place, the phratriarch shall not administer the vote about the boys to the whole phratry until the members of the introducer's own thiasos have voted secretly, taking their ballot from the altar.
This decree provides for (a) an immediate adjudication, concerning their membership of the phratry (18-19), by the phrateres, of those who have not already undergone an adjudication according to the law of the Demotionidae (13-26); (b) a regular, annual adjudication, concerning membership of the phratry (36-8), under the presidency of the phratriarch, from which a rejected candidate may appeal to the Demotionidae, in which case the oikos of the Deceleans is to elect synegoroi to state the case against him (26-64); (c) the publication by the priest at Decelea of the decree and the priestly dues (64-8).
68-71 argues that Callias' first oath was sworn before his phratry and the second, before his genos.
In this part of the rite the celebrant or speaker gathered together the torn and scattered remnants of the stricken phratry of tribes, brought them back to the devastated hearth of their council fire, stamped out by the faceless adversary, death.
The term, requickening, also applies to the power to heal the sorely wounded body and soothe the grief-stricken mind of a sorrowing cousin phratry of tribes.
Phratry 1: Amurdak warri-wudjali, Gaagudju [PHI]-yarrmangiiru (Masc), njing-garrmangiiru (Fem), Garik man-djirra-wudjali, Kunwinjku yarri-burrik
Phratry 2: Amurdak warri-arnkurrk, Gaagudju [PHI]-yarrangaalbu (Masc), njing-garrangaalbu (Fem), Garik man-djirra-wuli, Kunwinjku yarri-karnkurrk
Phratry 3: Amurdak warri-arninj, Gaagudju [PHI]-yarraadjawa (Masc), njing-garraadjawa (Fem), Garik man-balnggidj, Kunwinjku yarri-yarninj
Whaanau `to give birth' extended family Hapuu `pregnancy' ramage Iwi `bones';`people' clan Waka `canoe' phratry
Interestingly, he adds at one point that for vital collective occasions involving the men of a whole phratry, it is the 'elders' (not just a big-man) who 'ask the appropriate ritual expert to direct the affair,' and this expert, he notes, 'is often a member of another clan, and his office and special knowledge are inherited within his own patrilineage' (Meggitt 1965: 114).