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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 sub version

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 sub version

subversion

n.

late 14c., "physical destruction, demolition, ruination," from Old French subversion, from Late Latin subversionem (nominative subversio) "an overthrow, ruin, destruction," from past participle stem of subvertere (see subvert).

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