countercoup


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coun·ter·coup

 (koun′tər-ko͞o′)
n.
A sudden overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'état.

countercoup

(ˈkaʊntəˌkuː)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the act of overthrowing a government that gained power via a coup d'état
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Noun1.countercoup - a sudden and decisive overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'etat
coup, coup d'etat, putsch, takeover - a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
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countercoup

n. contragolpe.
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