social group

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: group - people sharing some social relationsocial group - people sharing some social relation
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
society - an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
minority - a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
sector - a social group that forms part of the society or the economy; "the public sector"
interest group, interest - (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims; "the iron interests stepped up production"
kin group, kindred, kinship group, clan, kin, tribe - group of people related by blood or marriage
kith - your friends and acquaintances; "all his kith and kin"
fringe - a social group holding marginal or extreme views; "members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times"
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
congregation, faithful, fold - a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
phylum - (linguistics) a large group of languages that are historically related
force - a group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
platoon - a group of persons who are engaged in a common activity; "platoons of tourists poured out of the busses"; "the defensive platoon of the football team"
revolving door - an organization or institution with a high rate of turnover of personnel or membership
band, circle, lot, set - an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
gangdom, gangland, organized crime - underworld organizations
subculture - a social group within a national culture that has distinctive patterns of behavior and beliefs
nonalignment, nonalinement - people (or countries) who are not aligned with other people (or countries) in a pact or treaty
form of government, political system - the members of a social organization who are in power
moiety - one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe
tribe, folk - a social division of (usually preliterate) people
social movement, movement, front - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
Jewry - Jews collectively
wing - a group within a political party or legislature or other organization that holds distinct views or has a particular function; "they are the progressive wing of the Republican Party"
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A FREE social group for adults with autism runs every fortnight in Kirklees.
First, a buck fawn will begin striving for dominance against other buck fawns in his mother's social group almost from birth.
Contract notice: Pirkanmaa, south ostrobothnia and kanta-hEnme hospital districts and lahti region health and social group drug supply ring: pharmaceutical and similar products in the tender j.
This has not only tarnished Turkey's image abroad, but also weakened Turkey's influence because every social group in Turkey has expats living in other countries.
In the United States, however, claimants have often been denied on the basis of the first element since the United States applies a more complex test of what constitutes a particular social group.
Justice department's board of immigration appeals ruled for the first time in August that a victim of domestic violence could seek asylum for persecution based on membership in a particular social group.
Martin wanted to share opportunities with others who are blind or partially sighted and helped form social group CHOICE; Challenge, Hope, Overcome, Inspire, Change, Engage.
This fundraiser is to help support the Center programs including the youth group Get Connected, a social group for any 14-18 year-old LGBTQIA youth.
Washington, March 20 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that building a strong connection to a social group helps clinically depressed patients recover and helps prevent relapse.
Homosexual applicants for asylum can constitute "a particular social group," whose members may be persecuted on account of their sexual orientation specifically if they are being threatened with a prison term in their country of origin.
But this could change when a social group was disrupted, for instance by culling.