What does the word clique mean?

Usage examples for clique

  1. This step was chiefly due to the advice of the clique of whom D'Alembert was the spokesman, though it is due to him to mention that he softened various expressions in Hume's narrative, which he pronounced too harsh. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  2. Her brain was developed a little too early, and she was unfortunately, almost in her girlhood, thrown in with a little clique of brilliant young Russians who attained a great influence over her. – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  3. It came either from Galloway or from some one of his clique. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips