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coterie


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coterie  \Co`te*rie"\  (k?`te-r?";  277),  n.  [F.,  prob.  from  OF 
  coterie  servile  tenure,  fr  colier  cotter;  of  German  origin. 
  See  1st  {Cot}.] 
  A  set  or  circle  of  persons  who  meet  familiarly,  as  for 
  social,  literary,  or  other  purposes;  a  clique.  ``The  queen  of 
  your  coterie.''  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coterie 
  n  :  an  exclusive  circle  of  people  with  a  common  purpose  [syn:  {clique}, 
  {ingroup},  {inner  circle},  {pack},  {camp}] 




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