Dictionary

junta

noun jun·ta \ˈhn-tə, ˈjən-, ˈhən-\

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

Full Definition of JUNTA

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
:  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

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: juntoPrevious Word in the Dictionary: juntAll Words Near: junta
March 27, 2015
quiescent Hear it
Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears