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junket (ˈdʒʌŋkɪt)
1.  an excursion, esp one made for pleasure at public expense by a public official or committee
2.  a sweet dessert made of flavoured milk set to a curd with rennet
3.  a feast or festive occasion
4.  (intr) (of a public official, committee, etc) to go on a junket
5.  to have or entertain with a feast or festive gathering
[C14 (in the sense: rush basket, hence custard served on rushes): from Old French (dialect) jonquette, from jonc rush, from Latin juncus reed]

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