Definitions for juntaˈhʊn tə, ˈdʒʌn-, ˈhʌn-; ˈdʒʌn tə; ˈhʊn tə; ˈhun tɑ; ˈhʌn tə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jun•ta*ˈhʊn tə, ˈdʒʌn-, ˈhʌn-; ˈdʒʌn tə; ˈhʊn tə; ˈhun tɑ; ˈhʌn tə(n.)(pl.)-tas.

  1. a small group ruling a country, esp. immediately after a coup d'état and before a legally constituted government has been instituted.

    Category: Government

  2. a deliberative or administrative council, esp. in Spain and Latin America.

    Category: Government

  3. Category: Government

    Ref: junto

* Pron: When the word junta was borrowed into English from Spanish in the early 17th century, its pronunciation was thoroughly Anglicized toThe 20th century has seen the emergence and, esp. in North America, the gradual predominance of the pronunciationderived from Spanishthrough reassociation with the word's Spanish origins. A hybrid formis also heard.

Origin of junta:

1615–25; < Sp: a meeting, n. use of fem. of L junctus, ptp. of jungere to join

Princeton's WordNet

  1. military junta, junta(noun)

    a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power


  1. junta(Noun)

    A council; a convention; a tribunal; an assembly; especially, the grand council of state in Spain.

  2. junta(Noun)

    The ruling council of a military dictatorship.

  3. Origin: From junta, feminine form of junto, from iunctus, perfect passive participle of iungo. 1623.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Junta(noun)

    a council; a convention; a tribunal; an assembly; esp., the grand council of state in Spain


  1. Junta

    Junta is the first official studio release from the American rock band Phish. The album was independently recorded at Euphoria Sound Studio, now known as Sound & Vision Media, in Revere, MA by engineer Gordon Hookailo. Some of the recording was documented on video tape by studio owner Howard Cook. The recording was released on tape in 1988, and did not appear in stores officially until May 8, 1989. The album was re-released by Elektra Records on October 26, 1992. The album is named after Ben "Junta" Hunter, the band's first official manager/agent, whose nickname is pronounced with a "hard" J and a "short" U. In addition to a few more traditionally structured songs, Junta contains symphonic-like epics, large-scale improvisation and multi-part progressive rock suites. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on October 9, 1997, and was certified platinum on July 7, 2004. In February 2009, this album became available as a download in FLAC and MP3 formats from On February 13, 2012, it was announced that Junta would be released on vinyl for the first time on April 21, 2012 as Limited Edition Deluxe 3-LP vinyl set, as part of Record Store Day. The LE Deluxe 3-LP vinyl set is limited to 5,000 individually numbered copies. The vinyl release was created from the original stereo master reels with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, and pressed onto 180g audiophile grade vinyl and includes a free MP3 download of the entire album. Chris Bellman also made two digital transfers from the original stereo master reels, one recorded at 24 bit / 96 kHz, and a second digital transfer recorded at 24 bit / 192 kHz. These digital files were sold at HDTracks.

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a group of army officers that has taken over the administration of a country by force.

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