An exclusive group close to the center of power of an organization or movement, regarded as elitist and secretive.
- But slowly, they moved closer to the inner circles of power.
- Typical is the leading German news magazine Der Spiegel, which sells close to two million copies and maintains close contacts to the inner circles of the government.
- Women tend to be excluded from inner circles of power and influence.
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Syllabification: in·ner cir·cle
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