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Meaning of junta

jun•ta

Pronunciation: (hoon'tu, jun'-, hun'-), [key]
— n.
  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 council.
  3. a deliberative or administrative council, esp. in Spain and Latin America.
  4. junto.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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