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junto

Syllabification: jun·to
Pronunciation: /ˈjən(t)ō
 
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Definition of junto in English:

noun (plural juntos)

historical
A political grouping or faction, especially in 17th- and 18th-century Britain.
Example sentences
  • And from this time began an intrigue between his Majesty and a junto of Ministers maliciously bent against me, which broke out in less than two months.
  • He set up a junto - a group of industry peers who met every Friday to share comments on any topic.
  • When Albany refused to go along with the New York junto, Leisler sent some militia under the command of his son-in-law, Jacob Milbourne.

Origin

alteration of junta, on the pattern of Spanish nouns ending in -o.

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