A small group of people who rule a country, especially after taking power by force, as a military dictatorship.
From the spanish word "junta" meaning "a meeting" or "a council".
- The junta seized power in a coup d'etat.
- The junta ruled the country with an iron fist.
- The junta suppressed political opposition and free speech.
- The junta was made up of a group of military officers.
- The junta was in power for many years before being overthrown.