mass 1 n: an aggregation of usu. similar things (as assets in a succession) considered as a wholemass 2 adj: participated in by or affecting a large number of individualsmass insurance underwritingmass tort litigation
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
(body of persons) noun
aggregate, assemblage, body, cluster, congregation, crowd, drove, flock, gathering, host, mob, multitude, multitudo, phalanx, plurality, swarm, throng, vulgus
associated concepts: mass market, mass picketing
amplitude, bigness, body, bulk, density, dimension, extent, fullness, gauge, greatness, immensity, largeness, magnitude, measure, measurement, sizableness, size
accumulate (amass), agglomeration, aggregate (noun), aggregate (verb), amount (quantity), assemblage, assembly, body (collection), bulk, caliber (measurement), chamber (body), cohere (adhere), collect (gather), collection (accumulation), compile, concentrate (consolidate), conglomerate, conglomeration, congregate, congregation, conjoin, consolidate (strengthen), corpus, cumulation, desegregate, entirety, generality (bulk), hoard, join (bring together), load, majority (greater part), materiality (physical existence), measurement, meet, quantity, selection (collection), store, totality, unite, weight (burden)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006