The definition of a coterie is a group of people with similar interests.(noun)
An example of a coterie is a group of athletes.
See coterie in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr, orig., organization of peasants holding land from a feudal lord < OFr cotier, cotter
See coterie in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French, peasant association
Origin: , from cotier, cottager
Origin: , from *cote, cottage
Origin: , possibly of Germanic origin.
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