junto

[juhn-toh]
noun, plural juntos.
a self-appointed committee, especially with political aims; cabal.

Origin:
1635–45; alteration of junta

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junto (ˈdʒʊntəʊ, ˈdʒʌn-)
 
n , pl -tos
a variant of junta
 
[C17: variant of junta]

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Reading was a great pastime of the junto, but books were rare and expensive.
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