palace revolution

(redirected from palace coups)
Related to palace coups: putsch, Bloodless coup, coup de grace

palace revolution

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a coup d'état made by those already in positions of power, usually with little violence

pal′ace revolu′tion


n.
a revolt against a sovereign or other leader by members of the ruling group.
[1900–05]
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
She said Trillanes spent the biggest Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel even when he was in jail for the crime of launching two failed palace coups.
As an ancient historian, this reviewer is often called on to describe long-ago conflicts, from palace coups to staged confrontations between major military powers.
THIS is traditionally the time of year when council leaders are toppled in unanticipated palace coups, although the chances of that in Liverpool are vanishingly small.
So forget the dramatic headlines about palace coups, Mexican frauds and capital return plans aborted by the Fed.
Who governs DRCongo would not matter, but surely, Africans should never succumb when leaders emerge through the gun, or Washington-backed assassinations, or palace coups followed by father-son successions or the new-found formula, rigged elections.
When you get right down to it, what are China's leadership transitions if not palace coups on a regular schedule?
It reveals the emergence of the man and the state, documenting the dramatic palace coups in Sharjah and the neighbouring emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, set alongside the struggles for power during the formation of the United Arab Emirates 40 years ago.
Palace coups could take care of internal dissidence without affecting the dominance of the Congress.
Describing Europe's part in the "great upheaval," Winik recounts episodes of war, terror, butchery, palace coups, and depravity of all sorts--men, women, and children being hacked, starved, burned, and beaten to death, not to mention mass executions, often in the name of liberty, equality, and fraternity.
Or, as happened in Qatar and Oman, the current monarchs seized power in palace coups by expelling their fathers.
White knights, palace coups and poison pills have returned to Hollywood lexicon for the first time since Viacom stalked Paramount in 1994.