A group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power.
synonym: military junta.
Roget 696: council, committee, subcommittee, comitia [Lat.], court, chamber, cabinet, board, bench, staff. senate, senatus [Lat.], parliament, chamber of deputies, directory, reichsrath [G.], rigsdag, cortes [Sp.], storthing†, witenagemote†, junta, divan, musnud†, sanhedrim; classis†; Amphictyonic council†; duma [Rus.], house of representatives; legislative assembly, legislative council; riksdag†, volksraad [G.], witan†, caput†, consistory, chapter, syndicate; court of appeal etc. (tribunal) 966; board of control, board of works; vestry; county council, local board. audience chamber, council chamber, state chamber. cabinet council, privy council; cockpit, convocation, synod, congress, convention, diet, states-general. [formal gathering of members of a council: script] assembly, caucus, conclave, clique, conventicle; meeting, sitting, seance, conference, convention, exhibition, session, palaver, pourparler, durbar†, house; quorum; council fire [U.S.], powwow [U.S.], primary [U.S.]. meeting, assemblage etc. 72. [person who is member of a council] member; senator; member of parliament, M. P.; councilor, representative of the people; assemblyman, congressman; councilman, councilwoman, alderman, freeholder. ... show more
Roget 737a: government, legal authority, soveriegn, sovereign authority; authority etc. 737; master etc. 745; direction etc. 693. [nations] national government, nation, state, country, nation-state, dominion, republic, empire, union, democratic republic; kingdom, principality. [subdivisions of nations] state government [Lat.], state; shire [Brit.]; province [Can.]; county [Ire.]; canton [Switz.]; territory [Austral.]; duchy, archduchy, archdukedom†; woiwodshaft; commonwealth; region etc. 181; property etc. 780. [smaller subdivisions] county, parish city, domain, tract, arrondissement [Fr.], mofussil†, commune; wappentake, hundred, riding, lathe, garth†, soke†, tithing; ward, precinct, bailiwick. command, empire, sway, rule; dominion, domination; sovereignty, supremacy, suzerainty; lordship, headship†; chiefdom†; seigniory, seigniority†. rule, sway, command, control, administer; govern etc. (direct) 693; lead, preside over, reign, possess the throne, be seated on the throne, occupy the throne; sway the scepter, wield the scepter; wear the crown. state, realm, body politic, posse comitatus [Lat.]. [person in the governing authority] judicature etc. 965; cabinet etc. (council) 696; seat of government, seat of authority; headquarters. [Acquisition of authority] accession; installation etc. 755; politics etc. 737.1. reign, regime, dynasty; directorship, dictatorship; protectorate, protectorship; caliphate, pashalic†, electorate; presidency, presidentship†; administration; proconsul, consulship; prefecture; seneschalship; magistrature†, magistracy. monarchy; kinghood†, kingship; royalty, regality; aristarchy†, aristocracy; oligarchy, democracy, theocracy, demagogy; commonwealth; dominion; heteronomy; republic, republicanism; socialism; collectivism; mob law, mobocracy†, ochlocracy†; vox populi, imperium in imperio [Lat.]; bureaucracy; beadledom†, bumbledom†; stratocracy; military power, military government, junta; feodality†, feudal system, feudalism. thearchy†, theocracy, dinarchy†; duarchy†, triarchy, heterarchy†; duumvirate; triumvirate; autocracy, autonomy; limited monarchy; constitutional government, constitutional monarchy; home rule; representative government; monocracy†, pantisocracy†. gynarchy†, gynocracy†, gynaeocracy†; petticoat government. [government functions] legislature, judiciary, administration. [Government agencies and institutions] office of the president, office of the prime minister, cabinet; senate, house of representatives, parliament; council etc. 696; courts, supreme court; [U.S. national government departments], state, interior, labor, health and human services, defense, education, agriculture, justice, commerce, treasury; Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI; Central Intelligence Agency, CIA; National Institutes of Health, NIH; Postal Service, Post Office; Federal Aviation Administration, FAA. [national government officials] president, vice president, cabinet member, prime minister, minister; senator, representatative, president pro tem [Lat.], speaker of the house; department head, section head, section chief; federal judge, justice, justice of the supreme court, chief justice; treasurer, secretary of the treasury; director of the FBI. [state government officials] governor, state cabinet member; state senator, assemblyman, assemblywoman. ... show more
Moby thesaurus: Anschluss, British Cabinet, Sanhedrin, US Cabinet, addition, advisory body, affiliation, age group, agglomeration, aggregation, agreement, alliance, amalgamation, assembly, assimilation, association, band, battalion, bench, bevy, blend, blending, board, body, body of advisers, borough council, brain trust, brigade, bunch, cabal, cabinet, cadre, camarilla, cartel, cast, cell, centralization, chamber, charmed circle, circle, city council, clan, clique, closed circle, coalescence, coalition, cohort, combination, combine, combo, common council, company, complement, composition, confederacy, confederation, conference, congeries, conglomeration, congress, conjugation, conjunction, consolidation, conspiracy, consultative assembly, contingent, corps, coterie, council, council fire, council of ministers, council of state, council of war, county council, court, covey, crew, crowd, deliberative assembly, detachment, detail, diet, directory, divan, division, ecumenism, elite, elite group, embodiment, encompassment, enosis, faction, federalization, federation, fleet, fusion, gang, group, grouping, groupment, hookup, in-group, inclusion, incorporation, ingroup, inner circle, integration, junction, junto, kitchen cabinet, league, legislature, marriage, meld, melding, merger, mob, movement, out-group, outfit, pack, package, package deal, parish council, party, peer group, phalanx, platoon, posse, privy council, regiment, ring, salon, set, solidification, soviet, squad, stable, staff, string, syncretism, syndicate, syndication, syneresis, synod, synthesis, team, tie-up, tribe, tribunal, troop, troupe, unification, union, we-group, wedding, wing ... show more.
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