The "family compact" bided their time, and their time came a few months later, when a company of American actors came to Toronto.
His personal favour with Elizabeth had been useful to the family compact.
Many of the original grantees were related by blood or marriage and the association was in its way a “family compact.”
It seemed that the family compact oligarchy would have everything in their own hands.
Even the family compact were amazed that such things were permitted under their regime.
The opposition to the family compact was of a more motley hue, as is the way with oppositions.
He allied himself with the family compact, and was guided by the advice of that body in his administration of public affairs.
At once, with a jingo whoop, the loyalty cry is emitted by "the family compact."
Thus the Assembly treated the family compact as null and void.
Neither does the family compact realize that there is any danger to their long tenure of power.