Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

open house
an informal party of people with hospitality for all comers
 
schola cantorum
a school that is part of a cathedral or monastery where boys with singing ability can receive a general education
 
covert
a flock of coots
 
coronary care unit
a hospital unit specially staffed and equipped to treat patients with serious cardiac problems
 
clade
a group of biological taxa or species that share features inherited from a common ancestor
 
band
instrumentalists not including string players
 
Sacred College of Cardinals
(Roman Catholic Church) the body of all cardinals of the church; elects and advises the pope
 
Red Army Faction
a Marxist and Maoist terrorist organization in Germany; a network of underground guerillas who committed acts of violence in the service of the class struggle; a successor to the Baader-Meinhof Gang; became one of Europe's most feared terrorist groups; disbanded in 1998
 
trilogy
a set of three literary or dramatic works related in subject or theme
 
Home Office
the government department in charge of domestic affairs
 
American Federalist Party
a major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; founded by Alexander Hamilton; favored a strong centralized government
 
ministry
a government department under the direction of a minister of state
 
attendance
the number of people that are present
 
synthetic cubism
the late phase of cubism
 
security department
a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers
 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
an independent federal agency created in 1974 to license and regulate nuclear power plants
 
Lautaro Faction of the United Popular Action Movement
a violent terrorist group organized in the 1980s and advocating the overthrow of the Chilean military government; leaders are mainly criminals or impoverished youths
 
Puka Inti
a small but violent terrorist organization formed in Ecuador in the early 1990s; responsible for bombing several government buildings
 
straight flush
a poker hand with consecutive cards in the same suit
 
country club
a suburban club for recreation and socializing
 
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