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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 said I had attended one of his insurrections, and found hardly ANY music in it except the Wedding Chorus.
But if they still continue obstinate, or offer to raise insurrections, he proceeds to the last remedy, by letting the island drop directly upon their heads, which makes a universal destruction both of houses and men.
Let the point of extreme depression to which our national dignity and credit have sunk, let the inconveniences felt everywhere from a lax and ill administration of government, let the revolt of a part of the State of North Carolina, the late menacing disturbances in Pennsylvania, and the actual insurrections and rebellions in Massachusetts, declare -- !
Thus to cause France to lose Milan the first time it was enough for the Duke Lodovico[*] to raise insurrections on the borders; but to cause him to lose it a second time it was necessary to bring the whole world against him, and that his armies should be defeated and driven out of Italy; which followed from the causes above mentioned.
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
As to there being no insurrections, although the people share not in the management of public affairs, this is no proof of a well-constituted government, as the
The gardens were arranged to emulate those of Versailles, and amidst the terraces and groves there are some huge allegorical waterworks still, which spout and froth stupendously upon fete-days, and frighten one with their enormous aquatic insurrections.
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.
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.