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1. Rising in revolt against a government or other established authority.
2. Rebelling against the leadership of a political party.
One who is insurgent.

[Latin īnsurgēns, īnsurgent-, present participle of īnsurgere, to rise up : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + surgere, to rise; see surge.]

in·sur′gent·ly adv.
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in an insurgent manner
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