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Topic: GOVERNMENT

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Late Latin
Origin: insurrectio, from Latin insurgere; INSURGENT

insurrection

noun
     
in‧sur‧rec‧tion [uncountable and countable] formal
PG an attempt by a large group of people within a country to take control using force and violence [= rebellion]
insurrection against
an armed insurrection against the party in power
insurrectionist noun [countable]
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