Etymology
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coterie (n.)

"exclusive set or circle of persons who are in the habit of meeting and socializing, a clique," 1738, from French coterie "circle of acquaintances," originally an organization of peasants holding land from a feudal lord (14c.), from cotier "tenant of a cote" (see cottage).

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Definitions of coterie

coterie (n.)
an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose;
Synonyms: clique / ingroup / inner circle / pack / camp
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