Advertisement

Advertisement

View synonyms for camarilla

camarilla

[ kam-uh-ril-uh; Spanish kah-mah-ree-lyah, -ree-yah ]

noun

, plural cam·a·ril·las [kam-, uh, -, ril, -, uh, z, kah-mah-, ree, -lyahs, -, ree, -yahs].
  1. a group of unofficial or private advisers to a person of authority, especially a group much given to intrigues and secret plots; cabal; clique.


camarilla

/ ˌkæməˈrɪlə; kamaˈriʎa /

noun

  1. a group of confidential advisers, esp formerly, to the Spanish kings; cabal


Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of camarilla1

1830–40; < Spanish, equivalent to camar ( a ) room (< Latin camera; chamber ) + -illa diminutive suffix < Latin

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of camarilla1

C19: from Spanish: literally: a little room

Discover More

Example Sentences

He was too honest, and, therefore, dangerous to the Court camarilla set up and paid by Potsdam.

Truly the camarilla were supporting each other, and I, an onlooker, stood amazed and astounded.

"Exposure," replied the charlatan who was the head of the traitorous camarilla around the throne.

Therefore, two days later, he delivered from the tribune of the Duma some terrible allegations against the camarilla.

Each man, sulkily sheathing his sombrero, obeyed, and quitted the camarilla.

Advertisement

Word of the Day

firkin

[fur-kin ]

Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Dictionary.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


CamargueCamarillo