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palace revolution

noun
1.
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] /ku/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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British Dictionary definitions for pal-ace coup

palace revolution

noun
1.
a coup d'état made by those already in positions of power, usually with little violence
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