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junta

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noun jun·ta \ˈhu̇n-tə, ˈjən-, ˈhən-\

Simple Definition of junta

  • : a military group controlling a government after taking control of it by force

Full Definition of junta

  1. 1 :  a council or committee for political or governmental purposes; especially :  a group of persons controlling a government especially after a revolutionary seizure of power

  2. 2 :  junto

Origin of junta

Spanish, from feminine of junto joined, from Latin junctus, past participle of jungere to join — more at yoke


First Known Use: 1622



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