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insurrectionin‧sur‧rec‧tion /ˌɪnsəˈrekʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable] formal  PGREBELLION/REVOLUTIONan attempt by a large group of people within a country to take control using force and violence syn rebellioninsurrection against an armed insurrection against the party in powerinsurrectionist noun [countable]
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insurrectionIf anything should jeopardise that freedom - an insurrection for instance - the Church, without hesitation, will condemn it.It was widely believed that the outlaws had been plotting an insurrection.Any insurrection was met by a hefty blow.The reign of civil disorder and terrorism culminated in armed insurrection.However, a careful reading of the statutes indicates no distinction between insurrections in a state and insurrections of a state.The imperial powers had two main interests on the island: keeping down insurrection and importing its rice and sugar.an outbreak of insurrectionthe ruthless suppression of slave insurrectionsCastro liked to recall the earliest days of the insurrection, before Frank and Raymo went into the Sierra Maestra.The day after that, the leaders of the insurrection surrendered.
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