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subversion

[suh b-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n] /səbˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of subverting.
2.
the state of being subverted; destruction.
3.
something that subverts or overthrows.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin subversiōn- (stem of subversiō) an overthrowing. See sub-, version
Related forms
antisubversion, noun
nonsubversion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-subversion

subversion

/səbˈvɜːʃən/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of subverting or overthrowing a legally constituted government, institution, etc
2.
the state of being subverted; destruction or ruin
3.
something that brings about an overthrow
Word Origin
C14: from Late Latin subversiō destruction, from Latin subvertere to subvert
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Word Origin and History for anti-subversion
subversion
late 14c., from O.Fr. subversion, from L.L. subversionem (nom. subversio) "an overthrow, ruin, destruction," from pp. stem of subvertere (see subvert).
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