Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

form division
an artificial taxonomic category for organisms of which the true relationships are obscure
 
executive council
a council that shares the supreme executive power
 
National Security Agency
the United States cryptologic organization that coordinates and directs highly specialized activities to protect United States information systems and to produce foreign intelligence information
 
sales finance company
a finance company that buys (at a discount) the installment sales contracts of retail merchants
 
screen
the personnel of the film industry
 
fringe
a social group holding marginal or extreme views
 
Liao dynasty
the dynasty that ruled much of Manchuria and northeastern China from 947 to 1125
 
aristocracy
a privileged class holding hereditary titles
 
guerilla force
an irregular armed force that fights by sabotage and harassment; often rural and organized in large groups
 
principal diagonal
the diagonal of a square matrix running from the upper left entry to the lower right entry
 
registration
the body of people (such as students) who register or enroll at the same time
 
literati
the literary intelligentsia
 
gob
a lump of slimy stuff
 
claque
a group of followers hired to applaud at a performance
 
stock company
a company whose capital is represented by stock
 
cell
a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
 
privy council
an advisory council to a ruler (especially to the British Crown)
 
stag party
a party for men only (or one considered suitable for men only)
 
vicarship
the religious institution under the authority of a vicar
 
Jainism
sect founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism
 
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