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(in Freudian theory) a hypothetical patriarchal unit of prehistoric human social organization.
- ‘Freud emphasises parricide, both in regard to the Oedipal urge and to the primal horde, where sons kill the father.’
- ‘In the story of the primal horde, the father is, furthermore, consumed by the sons in an act that ensures they gain his power.’
- ‘Freud postulated this idea in terms of the outgrowth of civilization out of the primal horde.’
- ‘The Oedipal fantasy in the play and its realization in the life of the primal horde may be extended to a view of revolution in modern society.’
- ‘He calls for a progression from the primitive lack of civilization of the primal horde to a sense of the dignity of all men in a developed and coherent society.’
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