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junto

[juhn-toh] /ˈdʒʌn toʊ/
noun, plural juntos.
1.
a self-appointed committee, especially with political aims; cabal.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; alteration of junta
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junto

/ˈdʒʊntəʊ; ˈdʒʌn-/
noun (pl) -tos
1.
a variant of junta (sense 2)
Word Origin
C17: variant of junta
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Word Origin and History for junto
n.

1640s, erroneous formation of junta on model of Spanish nouns ending in -o.

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