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English definition of “body”

body

noun (GROUP OF PEOPLE)    /ˈbɒd.i/ US  /ˈbɑː.di/
C2 [C, + sing/pl verb] a group of people who have joined together for a particular reason: a governing body an advisory body The RSPCA is a respected body working for animal welfare. There is a large body of people who are unaware of their basic rights.Groups of people in a body formal If people do something in a body, they do it together as a group, in an official way: The cleaning staff went in a body to the manager to complain.Groups of people
(Definition of body noun (GROUP OF PEOPLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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