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Definitions for junta
ˈhʊn tə, ˈdʒʌn-, ˈhʌn-; ˈdʒʌn tə; ˈhʊn tə; ˈhun tɑ; ˈhʌn təjun·ta

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. military junta, juntanoun

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


  1. Juntanoun

    A junto.

  2. Juntanoun

    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.


  1. juntanoun

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

  2. juntanoun

    The ruling council of a military dictatorship.

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


  1. junta

    A junta is a political group that takes control of a country by military force. It typically refers to an authoritarian regime, often comprising military officials or leaders, that has seized power from a government, often through a coup d'état.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Juntanoun

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

  2. Etymology: [Sp., fr. L. junctus joined, p. p. of jungere to join. See Join, and cf. Junto.]


  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 LivePhish.com. 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Junta

    jun′ta, n. a meeting, council: a Spanish grand council of state. [Sp.,—L. jungĕre, to join.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. JUNTA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Junta is ranked #116829 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Junta surname appeared 149 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Junta.

    87.9% or 131 total occurrences were White.
    4% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    4% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Anagrams for junta »

  1. jaunt

  2. jantu

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of junta in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of junta in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of junta in a Sentence

  1. Duwa Lashi La:

    With the responsibility to protect life and properties of the people, The NUG... launched a people's defensive war against the military junta.

  2. Paul Chambers:

    It is likely that in the aftermath of next week's election, Thailand's military establishment will, by hook or by crook, win a coalition majority, but only with the help of junta-appointed senators, the use of crony senators to win would also make Prayut's electoral victory illegitimate in the eyes of most Thai people.

  3. Human Rights Watch:

    Every day across the country, Myanmar’s military and police are committing brutal acts that constitute crimes against humanity. Massacring civilians in a hail of bullets at a Buddhist monastery shows the desperate savagery of a regime wholly divorced from the Burmese people, governments around the world should recognize that Myanmar’s military junta government does not care about words.

  4. Kan Yuenyong:

    At the end of the day, the junta has the same aims it did before, namely, it believes the political system doesn't work and they need an umbrella organization to oversee the country and to weaken the electoral process but how they will do that and make it more palatable to people remains to be seen.

  5. Sunai Phasuk:

    The junta is mobilizing state machinery and everything is being used to promote the draft constitution while people who oppose the draft are being targeted.

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