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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insurrectionist - a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)insurrectionist - a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
mutineer - someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform
revolutionary, revolutionist, subversive, subverter - a radical supporter of political or social revolution
Young Turk - a member of one or more of the insurgent groups in Turkey in the late 19th century who rebelled against the absolutism of Ottoman rule

insurrectionist

noun
Translations

insurrectionist

[ˌɪnsəˈrekʃənɪst] Ninsurgente mf, insurrecto/a m/f

insurrectionist

nAufständische(r) mf
References in classic literature ?
So they have picked up the word and the insurrectionists are called `Frondeurs,' and yesterday every article sold was `a la Fronde;' bread `a la Fronde,' hats `a la Fronde,' to say nothing of gloves, pocket-handkerchiefs, and fans; but listen "
Whether the relentless bleating of the twenty-four-hour news cycle, the nonstop Twitter dispatch, or the blow-by-blow reportage of the Facebook insurrectionist, the mass disclosure of information is the rule, not the exception, within the universe of digital communications.
Years later, when an unsympathetic army officer reported his insurrectionist plotting to his superiors, the authors report, he "was disregarded.
Since slaves in New York faced "general police state conditions" during Hammon's life (O'Neale 8), it is no surprise that whatever insurrectionist message Hammon's writings contain should be concealed in a subtext rather than explicitly spelled out.
Fiske, then, is happy to identify himself with a black slave insurrectionist but is repelled at the thought that there is a connection between himself and a lower-class white who participated in a slave conspiracy.
Now the insurrectionist Blair is trying to oust it from the middle ground by hounding its supporters into a negative ghetto.
Yet this hesitant, self-mocking affirmation is only a resting place at the end of a text whose tone is better summed up in its epigraph: "After Hatuey, a fifteenth-century Indian insurrectionist, had been fixed to the stake, his Spanish captors extended him the choice of converting to Christianity and ascending to Heaven or going unrepentantly to Hell.
And with good reason: the man hagiographically depicted in another 1980 Time article as "ascetic," "shy and contemplative," and possessed of near-monastic levels of self-control, had been the leader of a violent insurrectionist movement based in Marxist Mozambique and supported militarily and financially by Communist China.
The Jews had every reason to hate their Roman conquerors and oppressors; they would have approved of an insurrectionist like Barabbas who committed violent acts against their rulers.
At this moment, she is less the insurrectionist suffragette and more the bourgeois opportunist.
Davis: "'Gentlemen of the Jury, it is not Herndon who is the insurrectionist.
An insurrectionist and troublemaker, McFarlane enticed some of Marvel's other star attractions to quit with him, and set up a new umbrella company for their work: Image Comics.