Definition of camarilla in English:

camarilla

Line breaks: cama|rilla
Pronunciation: /ˌkaməˈrɪl(j)ə
 
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noun

derogatory
A small group of people, especially a group of advisers to a ruler or politician, with a shared purpose: a military camarilla that has lost any sense of political reality
More example sentences
  • They would never have confided such a mission to someone who spends his free time suing film stars and having himself idolised by a camarilla of cameramen.
  • This latest scheme to concoct a pretext for war is a devastating self-exposure of the war camarilla.
  • Was their eight-year struggle - which saw hundreds of lives lost and even more placed in peril - a justifiable good, or the wanton acts of a criminal camarilla?

Origin

mid 19th century: from Spanish, diminutive of camara 'chamber'.

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