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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.
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the quality of revolting against established authority. — insurrectionist, n., adj. — insurrectionary, adj.See also: Behavior
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