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palace revolution

noun
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] .


Origin:
1900–05

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palace revolution
 
n
a coup d'état made by those already in positions of power, usually with little violence

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