Origin of cohort
Examples from the Web for cohort
Good luck finding that cohort of “naïve” participants, noble goal though that it is.
Here was a cohort, after all, that grew up thinking that it could, and would, change the world.
All of which makes me wonder why Lindsey Graham and his cohort were so afraid the guy would clam up.
I went to a fairly prestigious Midwestern university, and I entered the program with a cohort of 14 first-year grad students.
Among an older, Baby Boomer cohort (ages 55 to 69) only 16 percent ever attended such full-time Jewish educational institutions.What It Means That ‘New York Jew’ Is No Longer Synonymous With ‘Liberal’|Michael Medved|June 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It could not in its whole extent furnish men to fill a Roman cohort.
No sooner did your honored lord send me this dwarf, than arrives Tisiphon of the twelfth cohort.
The centurions of the cohort on guard follow him, and all together sustain the attack for a few instants.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2|Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
Certainly, if the butchers of the Schwarzburg are to form my cohort.A Son of the Immortals|Louis Tracy
Rather did some of them mutter that with their will whole legions had perished instead of half a cohort.Ulric the Jarl|William O. Stoddard
British Dictionary definitions for cohort
Word Origin for cohort
Word Origin and History for cohort
early 15c., "company of soldiers," from Middle French cohorte (14c.) and directly from Latin cohortem (nominative cohors) "enclosure," meaning extended to "infantry company" in Roman army (a tenth part of a legion) through notion of "enclosed group, retinue," from com- "with" (see co-) + root akin to hortus "garden," from PIE *ghr-ti-, from root *gher- "to grasp, enclose" (see yard (n.1)). Sense of "accomplice" is first recorded 1952, American English, from meaning "group united in common cause" (1719).