Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

ethnic minority
a group that has different national or cultural traditions from the majority of the population
 
Pashtun
an ethnic minority speaking Pashto and living in northwestern Pakistan and southeastern Afghanistan
 
Federal Trade Commission
an independent agency of the United States federal government that maintains fair and free competition; enforces federal antitrust laws; educates the public about identity theft
 
diagonal
an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard
 
tax law
the body of laws governing taxation
 
consistory
a church tribunal or governing body
 
broken home
a family in which the parents have separated or divorced
 
savings and loan association
a thrift institution that is required by law to make a certain percentage of its loans as home mortgages
 
drove
a group of animals (a herd or flock) moving together
 
venture capitalism
capitalism that invests in innovative enterprises (especially high technology) where the potential profits are large
 
brethren
(plural) the lay members of a male religious order
 
Boy Scouts of America
a corporation that operates through a national council that charters local councils all over the United States; the purpose is character building and citizenship training
 
band
a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
 
Department of Education
the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
 
artistic movement
a group of artists who agree on general principles
 
Salafast Group for Call and Combat
an Algerian extremist Islamic offshoot of the Armed Islamic Group; now the largest and most active armed terrorist group in Algeria that seeks to overthrow the government; a major source of support and recruitment for al-Qaeda operations in Europe and northern Africa
 
al-Qa'ida
a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries
 
nexus
a connected series or group
 
wedding
a party of people at a wedding
 
welfare state
a government that undertakes responsibility for the welfare of its citizens through programs in public health and public housing and pensions and unemployment compensation etc.
 
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