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[in-groop] /ˈɪnˌgrup/

a narrow exclusive ; clique.
Sociology. a of people sharing similar interests and attitudes, producing feelings of solidarity, community, and exclusivity.
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(sociol) a highly cohesive and relatively closed social group characterized by the preferential treatment reserved for its members and the strength of loyalty between them Compare out-group

noun phrase

An exclusive group or clique, esp of influential persons (1907+)


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