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Essex Junto

[ juhn-toh ]

noun

, U.S. History.
  1. a group of extreme Federalist party members from Essex county, Massachusetts.
  2. any Federalist.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Essex Junto1

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805

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Example Sentences

Essex Junto, said by Madison to have been proved through Henry letters to plan secession, 298, 301.

At the head of this minority is what is called the Essex Junto of Massachusetts.

I suspected that gang of Jesuits, the Essex Junto, had put out his eyes, and was leading him into danger and disgrace.

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