Junta meaning

ho͝ontə, jŭn-
A group of political intriguers; esp., such a group, of military men in power after a coup d'état.
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A group of military officers ruling a country after seizing power.
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A council or small legislative body in a government, especially in Central or South America.
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An assembly or council; esp., a Spanish or Latin American legislative or administrative body.
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A council; a convention; a tribunal; an assembly; especially, the grand council of state in Spain.
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The ruling council of a military dictatorship.
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Origin of junta

  • Spanish Portuguese conference probably from Vulgar Latin iūncta from feminine past participle of Latin iungere to join yeug- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish junta, feminine form of junto, from Latin iunctus, perfect passive participle of iungō (“join”). 1623.

    From Wiktionary