Origin of junta
Examples from the Web for junta
The students were protesting the May 22 military coup that brought a junta and Gen. Prayut to power.‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A junta can do it, using their military power to overtly or covertly control decisions at the highest level.Valerie Jarrett, Obama Consigliere—and Democracy Killer|James Poulos|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Markov still calls Ukrainian officials “the junta,” enemies.Russia's Suspicious Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine Separatists|Anna Nemtsova|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The junta reportedly has appointed a six-member advisory board to look after security, the economy, and laws.Up to Speed: All You Need to Know About the Thai Coup|Lennox Samuels|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One example is that the Russian media refers to the Ukrainian interim government as a “junta.”Inside ‘Maidan’: Sergei Loznitsa on His Ukrainian Uprising Doc and Putin’s ‘Fascist’ Regime|Richard Porton|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At any other time, the Duke would have been jarred by the disgrace to the Junta.
But "a member of the Junta can do no wrong," and the liberty could not be resented.
This, to any one versed in Oxford lore, betokened him a member of the Junta.
Outside the Palacio Nacional, a crowd of people were waiting to hear the decision of the Junta.
The Junta has decided that he is to be banished from Cholacaca.
British Dictionary definitions for junta
Word Origin for junta
Word Origin and History for junta
1620s, "Spanish legislative council," from Spanish and Portuguese junta "council, meeting, convention," from Medieval Latin iuncta "joint," from Latin iuncta, fem. past participle of iungere "to join" (see jugular).
Meaning "political or military group in power" first recorded 1640s as junto (from confusion with Spanish nouns ending in -o), originally with reference to the Cabinet Council of Charles I. Modern spelling in this sense is from 1714; popularized 1808 in connection with councils formed across Spain to resist Napoleon.
Culture definitions for junta
A group of military leaders who govern a country after a coup d'état.