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 for coterie
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  coterie
      n 1: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose [syn:
           clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack,
           camp]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  64 Moby Thesaurus words for "coterie":
     age group, band, battalion, bevy, body, brigade, bunch, cabal,
     cadre, camarilla, cast, cell, charmed circle, circle, clan, clique,
     closed circle, cohort, company, complement, contingent, corps,
     covey, crew, crowd, detachment, detail, division, elite,
     elite group, faction, fleet, gang, group, grouping, groupment,
     in-group, ingroup, inner circle, junta, junto, mob, movement,
     out-group, outfit, pack, party, peer group, phalanx, platoon,
     posse, regiment, ring, salon, set, squad, stable, string, team,
     tribe, troop, troupe, we-group, wing
  
  

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