coup d'état

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coup d'é·tat

 (ko͞o′ dā-tä′)
n. pl. coups d'état (ko͞o′) or coup d'états (dā-täz′)
The sudden overthrow of a government by a usually small group of persons in or previously in positions of authority.

[French : coup, blow, stroke + de, of + état, state.]

coup d'état

(ˈkuː deɪˈtɑː; French ku deta)
n, pl coups d'état (ˈkuːz deɪˈtɑː; French ku deta)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a sudden violent or illegal seizure of government
[French, literally: stroke of state]

coup d'état

A French phrase meaning blow of state, used to mean a sudden overthrow of a government.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coup d'état - a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by forcecoup d'etat - a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
group action - action taken by a group of people
countercoup - a sudden and decisive overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'etat

coup d'état

noun overthrow, takeover, coup, rebellion, putsch, seizure of power, palace revolution The government put down an attempted coup d'état last week.
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coup d'état

[ˈkuːdeɪˈtɑː] ncoup m d'État

coup

(kuː) noun
1. a sudden successful action. He achieved a real coup by completing this deal.
2. a coup d'état. There's been a coup in one of the African republics.
coup d'état (kuːdeiˈtaː) plural coups d'état (kuːdei-)
– a sudden and violent change in government. The president was killed during the coup d'état.

coup

(kuː) noun
1. a sudden successful action. He achieved a real coup by completing this deal.
2. a coup d'état. There's been a coup in one of the African republics.
coup d'état (kuːdeiˈtaː) plural coups d'état (kuːdei-)
– a sudden and violent change in government. The president was killed during the coup d'état.
References in periodicals archive ?
(There are rumors that one of the three candidates is planning to stage coup d' etat on the day.
There are rumors that a candidate is planning to stage a coup d' etat on that day.
'The DOJ will file, not later than Friday, a motion for partial reconsideration of the order of RTC-Makati Branch 148 only insofar that Senator Trillanes had sufficiently shown that he filed his certificate of amnesty, and that therefore it follows that he also admitted his guilt for the offense of coup d' etat and recanted all statements inconsistent with such admission of guilt,' Guevarra said.
Trillanes, however, failed to get an immediate relief from the SC for the case of coup d' etat filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) with another branch, Makati RTC Branch 148.
NNA - Lebanese Forces' deputy of the house, Antoine Zahra, spoke about March 8 coup d' etat running into an impasse since in his words, the epoch of oppression and so-called iron fisted parties is well bygone.
The San Diego Children's Museum is presenting the "International Coup D' Etat" exhibition.
When a coup d' etat erupts in Haiti, American-born Mardi Desravines flees the country to rejoin her parents in Brooklyn.
Trillanes IV in connection with his coup d' etat case, may be held liable for contempt.
139 (3), R.P.C.," read the complaint which added that Trillanes "also committed Conspiracy or Proposal to Commit Coup d' etat."
NNA - Deputy Muhammad Al-Hajjar confirmed in a statement on Monday that "we cannot justify the coup d' etat in light of the other party' s clear hegemony intentions and premier Mikati' s failure to give final answers."
Alameda's ruling is in contrast with the order issued by Makati RTC Branch 148 Judge Andres Soriano who handles the coup d' etat case against the Senator.