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Topic: GOVERNMENT

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of insurgere 'to rise up', from surgere 'to rise'

insurgent

noun
     
in‧sur‧gent [countable usually plural] formal
PG one of a group of people fighting against the government of their own country, or against authority [= rebel]:
communist insurgents
insurgent adjective
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