Definition of junta in English:
1A military or political group that rules a country after taking power by force: the country’s ruling military junta
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- In the 1960s the Ecuadorian Communist Party hailed the military junta that came to power with the backing of the CIA.
- As prime minister he handed over power to a military junta in 1971.
- Over 30,000 people were killed as a military junta which seized power in 1976 unleashed terror against all opposition.
2 historical A deliberative or administrative council in Spain or Portugal.
- A Supreme Central Junta met in Aranjuez on 25 September 1808.
- It is said that the Central Junta of the Carlist organization is to meet today to discuss means to procure funds to support an insurrection in Catalonia.
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