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junta
1. A group of military officers who have taken control of a country following a coup d'├ętat.
2. A small group of people; especially, one secretly assembled for a common goal.
3. In some parts of Central and South America, a council or other legislative body within a government.
4. Etymology: "Spanish legislative council", from Spanish junta, "council, meeting, convention"; from Modern Latin juncta, "joint"; from Latin juncta and jungere, "to join".
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ruling junta *
"Junta" refers to a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power.
This entry is located in the following unit: Pleonasms or Tautological Redundancies (page 20)