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 (kăm′ə-rĭl′ə, -rē′yə)
A group of confidential, often scheming advisers; a cabal.

[Spanish, diminutive of cámara, room, from Late Latin camera; see chamber.]


(ˌkæməˈrɪlə; Spanish kamaˈriʎa)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a group of confidential advisers, esp formerly, to the Spanish kings; cabal
[C19: from Spanish: literally: a little room]


(ˌkæm əˈrɪl ə, -ˈri ə)

n., pl. -las.
a group of unofficial or private advisers; cabal.
[1830–40; < Sp camara room]


 a company of secret or irresponsible councillors, e.g., the king’s circle of advisors. See also cabal, clique, coterie.
Examples: camarilla of advisors; of councillors; of politicians, 1867; of priests, 1839.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.camarilla - a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
cabalist - a member of a cabal
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Finally, in order to ensure the stability of his regime and of the presidential succession, by 1940 Cardenas reached an understanding with the official camarilla that controlled Yucatecan machine politics.
Three-color flow cytometry was performed with CD45 in each tube with the following dual staining: CD22/CD13, CD3/ HLA-DR, CD4/CD25, CD7/CD4, CD5/CD19, CD10/CD22, CD8/CD56, [Kappa] (Tago Immunologicals, Camarilla, Calif)/CD20, [Lambda] (Tago)/CD20, [Kappa] (Kalestad, Caska, Minn)/CD19, [Lambda] (Kalestad)/ CD19, CD2/CD38, CD20/CD11c, CD20/CD23, and FMC-7/ CD22.
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The lack of trust in parties leads to the destructuring of democracy, the consequence not being "the return to the people", because we lived before the illusion of popular democracy, but the seizure of power by a transpartinic camarilla, that is dictatorship.
Fine words, delivered to a camarilla that he knows perfectly well will shackle freedom of speech and women's rights.
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