insurrection

[in-suh-rek-shuhn]
noun
an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin insurrēctiōn- (stem of insurrēctiō), equivalent to insurrēct(us) (past participle of insurgere; see insurgent) + -iōn- -ion

insurrectional, adjective
insurrectionally, adverb
insurrectionism, noun
insurrectionist, noun


insurgency, uprising, mutiny.
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insurrection (ˌɪnsəˈrɛkʃən)
 
n
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]
 
insur'rectional
 
adj
 
insur'rectionary
 
n, —adj
 
insur'rectionism
 
n
 
insur'rectionist
 
n, —adj

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insurrection
1459, from M.Fr. insurrection, from L. insurrectionem (nom. insurrectio) "a rising up," from insurrectus, pp. of insurgere "to rise up" (see insurgent).
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Example sentences
The picture of the volcano as positive symbol of insurrection against social
  injustice needed more time to become popular.
Although they came to form a majority of the country population they never made
  a successful insurrection.
Events have since evolved into a budding insurrection.
Normally this was to be accomplished by armed insurrection against the existing
  order.
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