Definition of magic circle in English:

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magic circle

noun

1A small group of people privileged to receive confidential information or make important decisions: her magic circle of friends and advisers
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  • It has a deep loathing of serious debate and scrutiny of its policies, and prefers instead to rule through a magic circle of business and political cronies (who are of course not accountable to parliament).
  • He had his inner circle of political editors and cronies (they know who they are!) and he took a special pride in conspicuously excluding people from the magic circle if they wrote the wrong things.
  • They barged their way into the magic circle by merging in 1987 and made themselves pre-eminent in servicing international banking and finance giants.
2 (Magic Circle) (In the UK) a society of conjurors: the youngest female member in the history of the Magic Circle

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