Camarilla



a group of unofficial or private advisers to a person of authority, especially a group much given to intrigues and secret plots; cabal; clique.
Historical Examples

The Minister of Evil William Le Queux
The Minister of Evil William Le Queux
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847 Various
The Open Secret of Ireland T. M. Kettle
Tales from Blackwood Various
Anarchism E. V. Zenker
‘I Believe’ and other essays Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 65, No. 400, February, 1849 Various
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847 Various

noun
a group of confidential advisers, esp formerly, to the Spanish kings; cabal

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