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n. pl. jun·tos
A small, usually secret group united for a common interest.
[Alteration of junta.]
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n, pl -tos
a variant of junta2
[C17: variant of junta]
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n., pl. -tos.
a self-appointed committee, esp. with political aims; cabal.
[1635–45; alter. of junta]
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Junta, Juntoa group of men united together for some secret intrigue. See also cabal, conspiracy.
Examples: junto of divines, 1641; of gods, 1659; of wise men; of ministers, [political]; of shrubs, 1671; of wits.
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|Noun||1.||junto - 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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