Junto

• (n.) A secret council to deliberate on affairs of government or politics; a number of men combined for party intrigue; a faction; a cabal; as, a junto of ministers; a junto of politicians.
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Junto

(from the article `Franklin, Benjamin`) As he made money, he concocted a variety of projects for social improvement. In 1727 he organized the Junto, or Leather Apron Club, to debate ... From a group of young men called the Junto—formed in Philadelphia by Franklin in 1727, when he was only 21—there grew an interest in experimen...
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Junto

Jun'to (-to) noun ; plural Juntos (-toz). [ Spanish junto united. See Junta .] A secret council to deliberate on affairs of government or politics; a number of men combined for party intrigue; a faction; a cabal; as, a junto of ministers; a junto of politician...
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Junto

Pejorative name (from the Spanish, junta) given to a group of Whig ministers who held power under William III 1696-97 and Queen Anne 1708-10. The group included Lords Somers, Sunderland,...
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