coterie[ koh-tuh-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF coterie
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COTERIE
The event established Mary as the arbiter in her own coterie.
These fishermen are representative of the coterie who fish for records.
It was this trial that the coterie of commanders had gathered together to discuss.
She who only met with sympathy, who did not belong to any coterie!
Cicily, my dear, I think you are well rid of that coterie of cats.
One evening this coterie gathered at the home of Jasper Staggs.
And here is yet another point of the likeness to the Johnsonian coterie.
But she had her coterie, which was brilliant in quality if not in numbers.
They formed a coterie at Cambridge, and spent most of their holidays at Newstead.
He had enrolled my brother in the coterie, and through my brother, myself.
1738, from French coterie "circle of acquaintances," originally in Middle French an organization of peasants holding land from a feudal lord (14c.), from cotier "tenant of a cote" (see cottage).