Junta

Jun"ta

(jn"t), n.;
pl. Juntas (jn"tz).
[Sp., fr. L. junctus joined, p. p. of jungere to join. See Join, and cf. Junto.] 1. A council; a convention; a tribunal; an assembly; esp., the grand council of state in Spain.
[1913 Webster]

2. A junto.
[PJC]

3. A small committee or group self-appointed to serve as the government of a country, usually just after a coup d'etat or revolution, and often composed primarily of military men. The term is used mostly in Latin American countries.
[PJC]

 

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