a group of people having an attribute in common
French, galley, from Middle French, from Catalan galera, from Middle Greek galea
First Use: 1756
"And it was as if Bernhardt’s camera had set itself the task of individualization, because here was a black-and-white galère of immediately and endearingly recognizable shapes and faces, bantering, yawning, frowning, grinning, scowling, weeping, in postures of exhaustion, stoic dynamism, and, of course, extreme uncertainty and dismay. . . ."
- Martin Amis, "Oktober", 7 December 2015 The New Yorker (http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/12/07/oktober)