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camarilla definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue [syn: cabal, faction, junto, camarilla]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Spanish, literally, small room Date: 1834 a group of unofficial often secret and scheming advisers; also cabal

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a cabal or clique. Etymology: Sp., dimin. of camara chamber

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Camarilla Ca`ma*ril"la, n. [Sp., a small room.] 1. The private audience chamber of a king. 2. A company of secret and irresponsible advisers, as of a king; a cabal or clique.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. [Sp.] Clique, cabal, junto, ring, secret cabinet, power behind the throne.



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