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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·al adj.
in′sur·rec′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj. & n.
in′sur·rec′tion·ism n.
in′sur·rec′tion·ist n.
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Adj.1.insurrectional - of or relating to or given to insurrection
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Among these was the idea that the colonial wars overseas had unleashed a process of national disintegration in Spain, which needed to be tackled through a careful and energetic redefinition of the roles to be played by the nation's constitutive parts, including its increasingly insurrectional internal regions.
Hope can energize and mobilize groups, neighbourhoods, communities, campuses, and networks of people to articulate and advance insurgent discourses in the movement toward developing higher education as part of a broader insurrectional democracy.
These writings focus on Stefano Porcari's insurrectional plot against Pope Nicholas V in Rome, the revolt attempted against Ferdinand of Aragon in Naples, and the Congiura de' Pazzi conspiracy against the Medicis in Florence.
In light of these factual elements, ISIS appears to be an insurrectional group.
In Guevara's own guidebook of guerrilla warfare, he explains that when objective conditions of exploitation and social inequality are given, the "insurrectional foco," acting as the vanguard of the people, can help develop and accelerate the subjective conditions (popular discontent and mobilization) that would eventually generate a revolutionary movement (13-14).
One of the basic eurocommunist ideas was a peaceful transition to socialism, through other means than the insurrectional ones, supported by the Bolsheviks (Stanciu, 2014b: 363).
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He covers past and present interpretations of the pronunciamiento; the foundational pronunciamientos of Cabezas de San Juan and Iguala 1820-21; the insurrectional contagion of Mexico's first pronunciamientos 1821-31; the popularization of the pronunciamiento 1832-42; and the pronunciamientos, coups d'etat, and revolutions of the middle 19th century 1843-58.
That politics finally comes to fruition in Breu's concluding chapter on Silko's Almanac of the Dead, a novel that depicts "new forms of insurrectional and revolutionary struggle" (156).
During 1848-49, returned to Italy, he was a member of the temporary insurrectional government in Milan and then a deputy in the Piedmont Parliament, where he held conservative-monarchical seats.
Accounts of this kind "prepared the ground for an imaginary that looks to Haiti to see only this: insurrectional bodies, tortured bodies, bodies in trance" (p.