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civil commotion Line breaks: civil com|mo¦tion

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of civil commotion in English:


English Law
A riot or similar disturbance.
Example sentences
  • These civil commotions were constantly formented by the monarchs.
  • However, if, thanks to our current state of doubt and insecurity, we allow it to become an everyday feature, we may not even notice its abuse until it's too late to stop without mass civil commotion.
  • Aristotle's great anxiety was stasis, by which he meant civil commotion as a result of the conflict between these opposing classes.
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