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in·sur·rec·tion

 (ĭn′sə-rĕk′shən)
n.
The act or an instance of open revolt against civil authority or a constituted government.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin īnsurrēctiō, īnsurrēctiōn-, from Latin īnsurrēctus, past participle of īnsurgere, to rise up; see insurgent.]

in′sur·rec′tion·al adj.
in′sur·rec′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj. & n.
in′sur·rec′tion·ism n.
in′sur·rec′tion·ist n.

insurrection

(ˌɪnsəˈrɛkʃən)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the act or an instance of rebelling against a government in power or the civil authorities; insurgency
[C15: from Late Latin insurrectiō, from insurgere to rise up]
ˌinsurˈrectional adj
ˌinsurˈrectionary n, adj
ˌinsurˈrectionism n
ˌinsurˈrectionist n, adj

in•sur•rec•tion

(ˌɪn səˈrɛk ʃən)

n.
an act or instance of rising in arms or open rebellion against an established government or authority.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin insurrēctiō]
in`sur•rec′tion•al, adj.
in`sur•rec′tion•ar′y, adj., n., pl. -ar•ies.
in`sur•rec′tion•ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insurrection - organized opposition to authorityinsurrection - organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
conflict, struggle, battle - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
insurgence, insurgency - an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict
intifada, intifadah - an uprising by Palestinian Arabs (in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank) against Israel in the late 1980s and again in 2000; "the first intifada ended when Israel granted limited autonomy to the Palestine National Authority in 1993"
mutiny - open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers)

insurrection

noun rebellion, rising, revolution, riot, coup, revolt, uprising, mutiny, insurgency, putsch, sedition They were plotting to stage an armed insurrection.

insurrection

noun
Organized opposition intended to change or overthrow existing authority:
Translations

insurrection

[ˌɪnsəˈrekʃən] Ninsurrección f

insurrection

[ˌɪnsəˈrɛkʃən] ninsurrection f

insurrection

nAufstand m

insurrection

[ˌɪnsəˈrɛkʃn] ninsurrezione f
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I have heard some of my townsmen say, "I should like to have them order me out to help put down an insurrection of the slaves, or to march to Mexico--see if I would go"; and yet these very men have each, directly by their allegiance, and so indirectly, at least, by their money, furnished a substitute.
The thing that would have best suited the circus side of my nature would have been to resign the Boss-ship and get up an insurrection and turn it into a revolution; but I knew that the Jack Cade or the Wat Tyler who tries such a thing without first educating his materials up to revolution grade is almost absolutely certain to get left.
She kept a-raging right along, running her insurrection all by herself, and everybody else mighty meek and quiet; and at last Uncle Silas, looking kind of foolish, fishes up that spoon out of his pocket.
Were the slaveholders at once to abandon this practice, I have not the slightest doubt it would lead to an immediate insurrection among the slaves.
Or could we break our way By force, and at our heels all Hell should rise With blackest Insurrection, to confound Heav'ns purest Light, yet our great Enemie All incorruptible would on his Throne Sit unpolluted, and th' Ethereal mould Incapable of stain would soon expel Her mischief, and purge off the baser fire Victorious.
This state of things I have thought it necessary to premise for the information of the general reader, who might be apt to forget, that, although no great historical events, such as war or insurrection, mark the existence of the Anglo-Saxons as a separate people subsequent to the reign of William the Second; yet the great national distinctions betwixt them and their conquerors, the recollection of what they had formerly been, and to what they were now reduced, continued down to the reign of Edward the Third, to keep open the wounds which the Conquest had inflicted, and to maintain a line of separation betwixt the descendants of the victor Normans and the vanquished Saxons.
The Emperor had sent a viceroy into this province, whose firm attachment to the Roman Church, as well as great abilities in military affairs, made him a person very capable of executing the orders of the Emperor, and of suppressing any insurrection that might be raised, to prevent those alterations in religion which they were designed to promote: a farther view in the choice of so warlike a deputy was that a stop might be put to the inroads of the Galles, who had killed one viceroy, and in a little time after killed this.
In Poland they support the party that insists on an agrarian revolution as the prime condition for national emancipation, that party which fomented the insurrection of Cracow in 1846.
One, abrupt, energetic, with loud, brusque manners, curt, rude speech, dark in tone, in hair, in look, terrible apparently, in reality as impotent as an insurrection, represented the republic admirably.
At the time I embarked on the Abraham Lincoln, the whole of this island had risen in insurrection against the despotism of the Turks.
The celebrated East India Company was all-powerful from 1756, when the English first gained a foothold on the spot where now stands the city of Madras, down to the time of the great Sepoy insurrection.
Then began his travels, his duels, his caprices; then the insurrection in Greece broke out, and he had served in the Grecian ranks.