Coterie


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Coterie

 

(1) In medieval Western Europe, an armed detachment of mercenaries, who often plundered the populace and committed outrages.

(2) An intimate circle or group of persons pursuing a common selfish aim.

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To handle this problem, when a Read/ write request is addressed, our load balancing strategy is invoked and the Coterie is restructured in order to reduce the load of the coterie and the communication cost of the quorum when the Read/Write request is achieved.
She also discusses Mary Shelley's relationship with Maria Reveley-Gisborne, her novels, letters, the Clairmont family papers, and compares this kinship coterie to that of the Bronte sisters.
writers in the last two millenia are wrong and a coterie of academic critics of the last decade right" (I28, I32).
A lonely Bob Rueland (David Duchovny) is embraced by Grace Briggs (Minnie Driver), who is surrounded by a coterie of substitute mothers including her Irish grandfather, who with his Italian brother-in-law run a Chicago restaurant.
Farther up the coast, a coterie of kayakers formed a circle in the waters off Oxnard.
Lucrecia was a prophet, one well along on a path toward causing all sorts of excitement with her politically charged mystical predictions, especially as they came to be interpreted by a coterie of high clerics and courtiers attracted to her for various reasons.
The topics are varied and so the books appeal to a wide coterie of adult readers.
OXNARD - A coterie of kayakers braved temperamental waters off Silver Strand Beach in a memorial ceremony Saturday to honor the crash victims of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 and to bring closure to a tragedy so close to home.
6 trillion in personal wealth untapped by any financial institution, Northern Trust Bank, whose coterie of private bankers not only manage billions in investments but remember client birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions, is well positioned to expand its 110-year-old business in a substantial way.
com depicted a coterie of bickering brides as shrill harpies.
Praxair's board has been "balanced since inception," the magazine said, representing "an excellent coterie of skill and experience within its ranks.
For while Gumbel is his usual smooth, steady and occasionally unpredictable self, willing to confront interviewees with at least nominally challenging questions, he has been surrounded by a coterie of benignly bland second bananas.