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

More rarely, junta can refer to a small legislative body in Latin America; or any small group of people with a typically secret goal.
  • The junta eliminated the opposition.
  • A vast differentiation had taken place, and in their own time a revolution had unseated the royal government and substituted a junta which was at this moment in power.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • junta = a small group of people who rule
  • For some strange reason messages from the rebel junta have failed to reach their destination.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • "They have no sense of irony, the junta," Madaline was saying, "crushing people as they do.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Think one of the South American junta countries.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • "If you'd junta kept your mouth shut.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • An example of that would be a junta.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • You mean like in junta style?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Suspicion for his murder had fallen on one of the junta's local functionaries, a rural sheriff named Nerva Juste, a frightening figure to most people in the region.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Several times a day the four generals of the junta appeared on the screen, seated between the coat of arms and the flag, to announce various edicts: they were the new heroes of the nation.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • This was a junta of Calvinist fanatics who felt that the Estates-General, controlled by the privileged classes, no longer represented the skilled workers, had lost touch entirely with the people.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • But on the train, in the station at La Junta, one glimpse of him, manifestly spying upon her while trying to keep out of her sight, warned Helen that she now might have a problem on her hands.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • He gave active encouragement to every religious and civic society in the city and had a special interest in the Patriotic Junta, composed of politically disinterested influential citizens who urged governments and local businesses to adopt progressive ideas that were too daring for the time.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • DO THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PEOPLE EVEN LIKE THE MILITARY JUNTA OF MARSHAL KY?
    John Irving  --  A Prayer for Owen Meany
  • The first had appeared during the time of the junta.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Not the wisest thing, during the reign of a military junta, to show a movie that blames AIDS on soldiers.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He received his MacArthur grant in the summer of 1993, when it seemed that the junta might always be in power.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He overheard Chouchou's pwen, his pointed comment, and interpreted it correctly as anti-junta, pro-Aristide.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Ophelia visited Cange during the time of the junta, in the early 1990s.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He invited some nuns from the Catholic group Pax Christi to Haiti, hoping they'd help advertise the junta's depredations.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains

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