What does the word junto mean?

Usage examples for junto

  1. One by one the remaining Junto Ministers were replaced by Tories. – Atalantis Major by Daniel Defoe
  2. I will not except even the members of the Essex Junto; although for very different reasons; I, because he was warring against the liberty of his own country, and independence of others; they, because he was the enemy of England, the Pope, and the Inquisition. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  3. Some junto of wise men of the party would settle that he should be deposed. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope