Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Episcopal Church of Scotland
an autonomous branch of the Anglican Communion in Scotland
 
primary school
a school for young children; usually the first 6 or 8 grades
 
population
the people who inhabit a territory or state
 
established church
the church that is recognized as the official church of a nation
 
typing pool
a group of typists who can work for different persons
 
Law of Moses
the laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament (in Judaism these books are called the Torah)
 
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
 
Economic Commission for Europe
the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with economic development in Europe
 
loan collection
a number of pictures loaned by their owners for exhibition
 
Gallicanism
a religious movement originating among the French Roman Catholic clergy that favored the restriction of papal control and the achievement by each nation of individual administrative autonomy of the church
 
Arab-Berbers
an ethnic minority descended from Berbers and Arabs and living in northern Africa
 
working party
a group of people working together temporarily until some goal is achieved
 
industrialism
an economic system built on large industries rather than on agriculture or craftsmanship
 
police department
the department of local government concerned with enforcing the law and preventing crime
 
revolutionary group
a political unit organized to promote revolution
 
East Turkistan Islamic Movement
a group of Uighur Muslims fighting Chinese control of Xinjiang; declared by China in 2001 to be terrorists although there is a long history of cycles of insurgency and repression
 
caste
a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth
 
task force
a temporary military unit formed to accomplish a particular objective
 
hierocracy
a ruling body composed of clergy
 
kingdom
a monarchy with a king or queen as head of state
 
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