from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small, usually secret group united for a common interest.
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- n. Archaic form of junta.
- n. A club, originally used thus by Benjamin Franklin
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A secret council to deliberate on affairs of government or politics; a number of men combined for party intrigue; a faction; a cabal
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A private council or assembly; a combination of persons openly or secretly engaged for a common purpose, especially of a political character; a club of partizans or intriguers; a faction; a cabal; specifically, in English history, a group of leading Whig politicians in the reigns of William III. and Anne, of whom the most important were Somers, Wharton, Russell, and Montague.
- n. Synonyms Faction, Camarilla, etc. See cabal
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- n. a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
Alteration of junta.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)