camarilla

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish camarilla, from cámara (chamber) and the diminutive suffix -illa.

Noun[edit]

camarilla (plural camarillas)

  1. A secret, usually sinister, group of conspiring advisors close to the leadership; a cabal
    • "The same lack of accountability has been even more disastrous for the two state-owned banks, which exist primarily to funnel IMF and World Bank funds to the president and his camarilla in the form of unsecured loans." — Wall Street Journal, September 20, 1990

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish

Noun[edit]

camarilla f (plural camarille)

  1. camarilla

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cámara (chamber) and the diminutive suffix -illa.

Noun[edit]

camarilla f (plural camarillas)

  1. A secret, usually sinister, group of conspiring advisors close to the leadership; a cabal
    • "El objetivo implícito de esta línea de pensamiento es un mundo de pesadilla en el que el líder, o alguna camarilla gobernante, controla no sólo el futuro sino también el pasado." — George Orwell, «Mirando hacia atrás a la guerra civil española.» (otoño de 1942)