membership

Use the noun membership to describe the people who together make up a group or organization. Your secret childhood club may have had a membership consisting only of you, your brother, and your best friend.

Any official group has a membership, the people who belong to it. Your high school French club has a membership, and so does the United States Congress. You can also use the word to mean "the fact of being a member," like when you brag about your membership in Mensa, the organization for people with extremely high intelligence. The root of membership is the Latin word for body part or limb, membrum.

Definitions of membership
  1. noun
    the state of being a member
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    type of:
    relationship
    a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
  2. noun
    the body of members of an organization or group
    “they polled their membership
    synonyms: rank
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    type of:
    body
    a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
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