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A group or set of three connected people or things, as, a Welsh form of literary composition with an arrangement of subjects or statements in groups of three.

The name Triad is used for a secret society originating in China, typically involved in organized crime; it comes from Chinese San Ho Hui, literally ‘triple union society’, which was said to mean ‘the union of Heaven, Earth, and Man’. The original society was formed in the early 18th century, with the alleged purpose of ousting the Manchu dynasty.

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