Definition of palace revolution in English:

palace revolution

Line breaks: pal¦ace revo|lu¦tion
(also palace coup)

noun

The non-violent overthrow of a sovereign or government by senior officials within the ruling group.
More example sentences
  • Some writers prefer to set out a spectrum of revolutionary aims and outcomes, ranging from total social transformation to change of the ruling general or dictator - the so-called palace revolution.
  • Nobody pointed out that by this time, she was so widely unpopular, within months her own party would organise a palace coup to depose her.
  • The conclusion the opposition has reluctantly reached is that there is no way other than war to remove a tyrant whose five secret police forces make a palace coup or popular uprising impossible.

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