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jun·ta

 (ho͝on′tə, jŭn′-)
n.
1. A group of military officers ruling a country after seizing power.
2. A council or small legislative body in a government, especially in Central or South America.

[Spanish and Portuguese, conference, probably from Vulgar Latin *iūncta, from feminine past participle of Latin iungere, to join; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: For a long time this 18th-century borrowing from Spanish was pronounced (jŭn′tə) by English speakers on both sides of the Atlantic. By the middle of the 20th century, however, the pronunciation (ho͝on′tə), an approximation of the Spanish pronunciation, had gained currency in the US. This word is now usually pronounced (ho͝on′tə) in American English and (jŭn′tə) in British English.

junta

(ˈdʒʊntə; ˈdʒʌn-; US ˈhʊntə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a group of military officers holding the power in a country, esp after a coup d'état
2. Also called: junto a small group of men; cabal, faction, or clique
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a legislative or executive council in some parts of Latin America
[C17: from Spanish: council, from Latin junctus joined, from jungere to join]

jun•ta

(ˈhʊn tə, ˈdʒʌn-, ˈhʌn-)

n., pl. -tas.
1. a small group ruling a country, esp. immediately after a coup d'état and before a legally constituted government has been instituted.
2. a deliberative or administrative council, esp. in Spain and Latin America.
3. junto.
[1615–25; < Sp: a meeting, n. use of feminine of Latin junctus, past participle of jungere to join]
pron: When the word junta was borrowed into English from Spanish in the early 17th century, its pronunciation was thoroughly Anglicized to (ˈdʒʌn tə) The 20th century has seen the emergence and, esp. in North America, the gradual predominance of the pronunciation (ˈhʊn tə) derived from Spanish (ˈhun tɑ) through reassociation with the word's Spanish origins. A hybrid form (ˈhʌn tə) is also heard.

Junta, Junto

 a group of men united together for some secret intrigue. See also cabal, conspiracy.
Examples: junto of divines, 1641; of gods, 1659; of wise men; of ministers, [political]; of shrubs, 1671; of wits.

junta

A group of military officers who govern a country, often after having seized power in a coup d’état.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.junta - a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing powerjunta - a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

junta

noun cabal, council, faction, league, set, party, ring, camp, crew, combination, assembly, gang, clique, coterie, schism, confederacy, convocation The military junta that had toppled the democratic government was ousted.
Translations
حُكومَة عَسْكَرِيَّه
junta
junta
junta
herforingjastjórn
chunta
hunta
chunta

junta

[ˈdʒʌntə] Njunta f militar

junta

[ˈdʒʊntə ˈdʒʌntə] njunte f

junta

nJunta f

junta

[ˈdʒʌntə] ngiunta

junta

(ˈdʒantə) noun
a group of army officers that has taken over the administration of a country by force.
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Three bold and experienced men - cool, confident, and dry when they began; white, quivering, and wet when they finished their trick at those terrible wheels - swung her over the great lift from Albuquerque to Glorietta and beyond Springer, up and up to the Raton Tunnel on the State line, whence they dropped rocking into La Junta, had sight of the Arkansaw, and tore down the long slope to Dodge City, where Cheyne took comfort once again from setting his watch an hour ahead.
NOBODY knew his history-- they of the Junta least of all.
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Again, for days and weeks, he spent all his time with the Junta.
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JUST AS the Germans cannot rid themselves of the responsibility for the start of World War II and the creation of Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Mauthausen death camps by blaming it all on the paranoid Hitler, so we cannot absolve ourselves for the disaster that struck Cyprus in 1974 by putting the blame exclusively on the Greek Junta and EOKA B.
Mubarak's regime entered into decline when contradiction and conflict reached their peak among the ruling class and junta, as with what happened previously within the 1952 family.
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He has been charged with inciting unrest, violating the computer crime act and defying an order by the junta to turn himself in, according to Prasopchoke Prommul, deputy commander of the police's crime suppression division.