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junta

jun·ta

junta

 
pronunciation:
hUn t [or] huhn t [or] juhn t
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small group, often of military officers, acting as the rulers of a nation, esp. provisionally after the overthrow of a previous government.
The military junta stripped away many of the rights of the country's citizens.
definition 2: a small legislative body or deliberative council.