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cam·a·ril·la

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

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

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

(ˌkæm əˈrɪl ə, -ˈri ə)

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

 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.
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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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