junta

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noun jun·ta \ ˈhu̇n-tə , ˈjən- , ˈhən- \

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
  • a military junta
2 :junto

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Origin and Etymology of junta

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


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Definition of junta for English Language Learners

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


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