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brigade

noun uk   /brɪˈɡeɪd/ us  
[C] a large group of soldiers in an army [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.
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