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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.
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Adj.1.insurrectional - of or relating to or given to insurrection
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Shortly before joining one of the demonstrations close to the stadium, Zelaya wrote on social media: "The Alianza declares itself insurrectional throughout the country .
Border's Capture: Insurrectional Politics, Border-Crossing Humans, and the New Political".
He became a union negotiator and, in the early 1990s, a member of the civilian wing of Chavez's insurrectional military movement.
Moreover, subsequent historiography has shown that, in spite of an overtly revolutionary imaginary and rhetoric, neither socialists nor communists actually had insurrectional designs.
In other words, the cult of happiness must remain a vernacular, depoliticized affair, and unhappiness and discontent must not become the rallying point for insurrectional politics, though not all rulers were able to prevent the latter from materializing.
7) Here I follow Duchesne Winter's reading according to which the narrative articulation of the insurrectional foco "[despliega] el espacio de la experiencia como trama de acciones humanas [.
Such a project suggests developing a transformative pedagogy--rooted in what might be called a project of resurgent and insurrectional democracy--that relentlessly questions the kinds of labor, practices, and forms of production that are enacted in schools and other sites of education.
Among these was the idea that the colonial wars overseas had unleashed a process of national disintegration in Spain, which needed to be tackled through a careful and energetic redefinition of the roles to be played by the nation's constitutive parts, including its increasingly insurrectional internal regions.
Hope can energize and mobilize groups, neighbourhoods, communities, campuses, and networks of people to articulate and advance insurgent discourses in the movement toward developing higher education as part of a broader insurrectional democracy.
These writings focus on Stefano Porcari's insurrectional plot against Pope Nicholas V in Rome, the revolt attempted against Ferdinand of Aragon in Naples, and the Congiura de' Pazzi conspiracy against the Medicis in Florence.
Non-state actors, terrorist and criminal, oppositional and insurrectional, national-liberation organizations and others come first.
One of the basic eurocommunist ideas was a peaceful transition to socialism, through other means than the insurrectional ones, supported by the Bolsheviks (Stanciu, 2014b: 363).