Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

phalanx
a body of troops in close array
 
Military Intelligence Section 5
the government agency in the United Kingdom that is responsible for internal security and counterintelligence on British territory
 
psychology department
the academic department responsible for teaching and research in psychology
 
extended care facility
a medical institution that provides prolonged care (as in cases of prolonged illness or rehabilitation from acute illness)
 
bevy
a flock of birds (especially when gathered close together on the ground)
 
medical community
the body of individuals who are qualified to practice medicine
 
kin
group of people related by blood or marriage
 
falun gong
a spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices
 
American Federation of Labor
a federation of North American labor unions that merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955
 
private school
a school established and controlled privately and supported by endowment and tuition
 
suburbia
suburbanites considered as a cultural class or subculture
 
witches' brew
a fearsome mixture
 
public
a body of people sharing some common interest
 
shudra
the lowest of the four varnas: the servants and workers of low status
 
Council of Basel-Ferrara-Florence
the council in 1431-1439 that concentrated on the elimination of heresies and on reforms within the Roman Catholic Church
 
Islamic law
the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
 
baseball team
a team that plays baseball
 
Gestapo
the secret state police in Nazi Germany; known for its terrorist methods
 
Chukaku-Ha
an ultra-leftist militant group founded in 1957 from the breakup of the Japanese Communist Party; includes a covert action wing
 
Pentagon
the United States military establishment
 
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