The definition of an insurrection is a rise against government authority or a revolt.
An example of an insurrection is a rebel protest against a dictatorship.
a rising up against established authority; rebellion; revolt
Origin of insurrectionLate Middle English from Middle French from Late Latin insurrectio from past participle of Classical Latin insurgere: see insurgent
The act or an instance of open revolt against civil authority or a constituted government.
Origin of insurrectionMiddle English from Old French from Late Latin īnsurrēctiō īnsurrēctiōn- from Latin īnsurrēctus past participle of īnsurgere to rise up ; see insurgent .
From Middle French insurrection, from Late Latin insurrectio