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cohorts (noun) a band of soldiers; a person or a group of people who support another person, usually in bad things.

A band of soldiers are cohorts. Seleucus Nicator, an active soldier among the cohorts of Alexander the Great in his Asian campaign, was left behind in India by Alexander to guard the Asian territory. When a person, forming a group with some others, supports another person, especially in bad things, they form a cohort. All of them are cohorts of the person. In politics, cohorts are a group of politicians supporting another politician, mostly not in good things.

  • Every member of the Parliament was angry with the cohorts of the opposition leader, because in their attempt to support him, they were shouting down others.
  • Politicians have always had their bunch of cohorts who, without regard for any principle, toe the line of their leader.
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