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Dictionary Definition

junta n : a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power [syn: military junta]

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From junta, feminine form of junto from iunctus, perfect passive participle of iungo. 1623.


  • (hoon' təˈ, jən' təˈ, hən' təˈ, joon' ta)
  • /hʌn.tə/
  • /hən.tə/
  • /dʒʌn.tə/ (UK)
  • /dʒən.tə/


  1. A council; a convention; a tribunal; an assembly; especially, the grand council of state in Spain.
  2. The ruling council of a military dictatorship.


ruling council of a military dictatorship



From iunctus, perfect passive participle of iungo.


  • /xuːntə/, /xʊntə/


  1. feminine of junto


  1. council
  2. joint; gasket
  3. meeting (A gathering for a purpose)

Extensive Definition

Junta may refer to:
Titled expressive works:
junta in German: Junta
junta in Modern Greek (1453-): Χούντα
junta in Spanish: Junta
junta in Esperanto: Junto
junta in French: Junte
junta in Hebrew: חונטה
junta in Hindi: जनता
junta in Hungarian: Junta
junta in Indonesian: Junta
junta in Italian: Giunta
junta in Dutch: Junta
junta in Norwegian: Junta
junta in Norwegian Nynorsk: Junta
junta in Polish: Junta
junta in Portuguese: Junta
junta in Swedish: Junta

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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