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Gunpowder Plot

n
(Historical Terms) the unsuccessful conspiracy to blow up James I and Parliament at Westminster on Nov 5, 1605. See also Guy Fawkes Day
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Gun′powder Plot`


n.
an unsuccessful plot to blow up King James I and the members of Parliament, November 5, 1605, in revenge for the laws against Roman Catholics. Compare Guy Fawkes Day.
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Gunpowder Plot

1605 A Catholic conspiracy to blow up James I at the opening of Parliament.
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Noun1.Gunpowder Plot - a conspiracy in 1605 in England to blow up James I and the Houses of Parliament to avenge the persecution of Catholics in England; led by Guy Fawkes
cabal, conspiracy - a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
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