Each provincial kingdom and each tuath had assemblies of its own.
The Rig-Tuatha received tribute and allegiance from the flaiths or nobles in his tuath.
The tuath was the political unit, and the ruler of it was the lowest to whom the term "king" was applied.
Tuath, Cinel and Clann were synonyms meaning a small tribe or nation descended from a common ancestor.
The flaiths in every tuath and all ranks of society were organized on the same hierarchical pattern as royalty.