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Junta (pronounced /ˈdʒʌntə/ or /ˈhʊntə/)may refer to:

Governance:

Titled expressive works:

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

WOTD - 27 July 2009    
See also Junta

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English

Etymology

From Spanish junta, feminine form of junto from Latin iunctus, perfect passive participle of iungō (join). 1623.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈdʒʌntə/, /ˈdʒʊntə/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈhʊntə/, /ˈhʌntə/

Noun

Singular
junta

Plural
juntas

junta (plural juntas)

  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.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of ajntu
  • jaunt

Lojban

Etymology

In Lojbanized spelling.

  • Chinese: jun [zhòng]
  • Hindi: taul — तौल [taula]
  • Spanish: pesantes — pesantez

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'ʒunta/

Gismu

junta

  1. weight; x1 is the weight of object x2 in [gravitational or other force] field x3.

Related terms


Spanish

Etymology

From Latin iunctus, perfect passive participle of iungō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /xuːnta/, /xʊnta/

Adjective

junta

  1. Feminine form of junto.

Noun

junta f. (plural juntas)

Singular
junta f.

Plural
juntas f.

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

Simple English

A junta is a Spanish word that is used for military dictatorships.

Often juntas got their power because of a coup d'état.

Greece, Chile, Mauritania, Guatemala, South Vietnam, and El Salvador are examples of countries that were once ruled by juntas.

The most famous junta nowadays is that of Myanmar, but Myanmar is not the only country that is ruled by a junta now.

Some autonomous regional governments in Spain are also called junta.








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