Definition of insurrection in English:

insurrection

Syllabification: in·sur·rec·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌinsəˈrekSH(ə)n
 
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noun

A violent uprising against an authority or government: the insurrection was savagely put down opposition to the new regime led to armed insurrection
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  • For a short while, the police continued to insist that they had thwarted an armed insurrection.
  • Most of the uprisings were local insurrections against specific circumstances - usually the building of a castle or the exactions of a local Norman lord.
  • One sector, led by the Ministry of Education and the Mayor of Caracas, called for a popular insurrection to defend the government.
Synonyms
rebellion, revolt, uprising, mutiny, revolution, insurgence, riot, sedition, subversion; civil disorder, unrest, anarchy; coup (d'état)

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin insurrectio(n-), from insurgere 'rise up'.

Derivatives

insurrectionary

adjective
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  • Almost 40 years after its initial release it has tremendous resonance because it demonstrates the modus operandi of contemporary colonial oppression and reveals what gives rise to and fuels a nationalist insurrectionary movement.
  • The demands for moral reform were also directed at an incomprehensible, and apparently subversive and insurrectionary, urban culture that actually intensified through attempts at repression and prohibition.
  • The insurrectionary municipal government sought to prevent a confrontation with the powers, but it was nevertheless committed to the unilateral abolition of the Foreign Concessions, and the threat remained.

insurrectionist

noun & adjective
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  • As far as the Empire was concerned, Gandhi was a troublemaker, an insurrectionist, and a traitor to the Empire.
  • This was possible because of the efforts of the Philippine insurrectionists, who controlled most of the island.
  • Unlike insurrectionists who resist government because it is repressive, vigilantes ‘take arms to do the government's work because the authorities are not repressive enough.’

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