Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

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)
a flock of birds (especially when gathered close together on the ground)
medical community
the body of individuals who are qualified to practice medicine
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
suburbanites considered as a cultural class or subculture
witches' brew
a fearsome mixture
a body of people sharing some common interest
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
the secret state police in Nazi Germany; known for its terrorist methods
an ultra-leftist militant group founded in 1957 from the breakup of the Japanese Communist Party; includes a covert action wing
the United States military establishment
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