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 &imacron;nsurr&emacron;cti&omacron;, &imacron;nsurr&emacron;cti&omacron;n-, from Latin &imacron;nsurr&emacron;ctus, past participle of &imacron;nsurgere, to rise up; see insurgent.
From Middle French insurrection, from Late Latin insurrectio