from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Disposition to separate into cliques; the methods or actions of a clique; selfish exclusiveness.
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You watched it in the same way that you read Bernard Ashley's books - similarly popular at the time - not so much for entertainment as for reassurance that the maelstrom of cliquery, bullying, aggression, adolescent angst into which you plunged at ten to nine every morning and from which you emerged tattered and bleeding at half past three was everybody's everyday experience.
I was less worried about the Party being run by toffs but more by the blantant cliquery of the Cameroons rather than specifically Cameron.