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: an aggregation of usually similar things (as assets in a succession) considered as a whole
adj : participated in by or affecting a large number of individuals [ insurance underwriting] [ tort litigation]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.