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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.
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junta(ˈdʒʊntə; ˈdʒʌn-; US ˈhʊntə)
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]
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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.
[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.
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Junta, Juntoa 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.
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A group of military officers who govern a country, often after having seized power in a coup d’état.
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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.
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junta[ˈdʒʊntə ˈdʒʌntə] n → junte f
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n → Junta f
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junta[ˈdʒʌntə] n → giunta
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a group of army officers that has taken over the administration of a country by force. junta, soldateregering حُكومَة عَسْكَرِيَّه хунта junta junta die Junta junta χούνταjunta hunta گروه نظامی که با کودتا سر کار آمده اند juntta junte כָּת צְבָאִית सत्ताधारी सेना hunta junta junta herforingjastjórn/-ráð/-klíka giunta militare 軍事政権 (쿠데타 직후 정권을 장악한) 군부 chunta hunta junta juntajunta, militærstyrejunta دولتى شورا، انجمن، مجلس، جنټا junta juntă хунта chunta hunta hunta (voj.) junta รัฐบาลทหารที่เข้ามาบริหารประเทศ cunta 政變後的軍人政府 хунта سیاسی یا فوجی ٹولہ جو انقلاب یا سازشی حملے کے بعد حکومت پر قبضہ کر لے nhóm đảo chính （武力夺取政权的）军政府
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