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insurgency

[in-sur-juh n-see] /ɪnˈsɜr dʒən si/
noun, plural insurgencies for 4.
1.
the state or condition of being insurgent.
2.
insurrection against an existing government, usually one's own, by a group not recognized as having the status of a belligerent.
3.
rebellion within a group, as by members against leaders.
Origin of insurgency
1795-1805
1795-1805; insurg(ent) + -ency
Can be confused
insurgence, insurgency.
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Word Origin and History for insurgency
n.

1803, from insurgent + -cy.

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