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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·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj. & 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]
ˌinsurˈrectionary n, adj
ˌinsurˈrectionist n, adj
in•sur•rec•tion(ˌɪn səˈrɛk ʃən)
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•ar′y, adj., n., pl. -ar•ies.
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|Noun||1.||insurrection - 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)