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brigade

noun     /brɪˈɡeɪd/
[C] a large group of soldiers in an armyParts of armies and groups of servicemen [C usually singular] informal a group of people who have something in common, especially an enthusiasm for a particular belief or subject: Since she gave up smoking she's joined the anti-smoking brigade.Groups of people
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