We are developing a multiplayer game. Is it OK to use "Dynasty" for the group of players? I don't want the two words to have the same meaning. But I want it to make sense to use the word "Dynasty" for a group of people with a manager where people can join and leave the group. Is it OK?

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    You can call your group by any name you want, but that doesn't make it universally mean the thing you want it to mean.
    – Robusto
    Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 12:27
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    Generally speaking, you don't join or leave a dynasty. You simply belong or don't by virtue of birthright. If you're talking about arbitrary groups with changing membership, then I would simply look up synonyms for clan and see which of those sound better. (Such as league or faction. . .) Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 13:27
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    I agree with @JasonBassford If membership is transitory, dynasty doesn't feel like a good fit. Consider instead: guild, club, crew, gang. squad.
    – Lumberjack
    Commented Aug 31, 2018 at 17:51
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not about the English language.
    – Xanne
    Commented Sep 1, 2018 at 9:11
  • @Xanne What's it about then? This question is about the usage (proper usage) of an English word... Commented Sep 1, 2018 at 18:26

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Central to the meaning of Dynasty is a bloodline: power or influence inherited through a family, maintained over generations. If your application's gameplay or lore reflect that, it would be a good name. But for voluntary associations with appointed, elected or ad hoc managers, it would be inaccurate.

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