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junta

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   /ˈdʒʌn.tə/ /ˈhʊn-/ us  
a government, especially a military one, that has taken power in a country by force and not by election: The military junta has/have today broadcast an appeal for calm.Systems of government
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