pal ace coup

palace revolution

a challenge to or overthrow of a sovereign or other leader by members of the ruling family or group.
Also called palace revolt, palace coup [koo] .

1900–05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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palace revolution
a coup d'état made by those already in positions of power, usually with little violence

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