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1. a group of military officers holding the power in a country, esp after a coup d'?tat
2. a legislative or executive council in some parts of Latin America
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
any of various kinds of associations, unions, and commissions of state organs in Spanish-speaking countries. The word “junta” in particular denotes a military government that comes to power in a coup d’etat.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
A wind blowing through Andes Mountain passes, sometimes reaching hurricane force.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.