Definition of junto in English:

junto

noun

historical
  • A political grouping or faction, especially in 17th- and 18th-century Britain.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the 1690s country Tories attacked the Whig Junto as corrupt.’
    clique, faction, coterie, group, set, band, party, camp, gang, ring, cell, sect, caucus, league, confederacy, junta
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Origin

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

Pronunciation:

junto

/ˈjəntō/