Definition of inner circle in English:

inner circle

Syllabification: in·ner cir·cle

noun

  • An exclusive group close to the center of power of an organization or movement, regarded as elitist and secretive.
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    • 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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