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coup d'é•tat

(ˌku deɪˈtɑ)

n., pl. coups d'é•tat (ˌku deɪˈtɑz, -ˈtɑ)
a sudden and decisive action in politics, esp. one resulting in a change of government illegally or by force.
[1640–50; < French: literally, stroke concerning the state]
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Has someone successfully staged a coup detat without anybody knowing about it?
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One Republican congressman warned darkly that Mueller was planning a "coup detat" overturning the election.
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Rene's frustration with Seychelles' slow economic development and strict social hierarchy segregated among racial lines prompted him to claim power in a coup detat in 1977.
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