The definition of an insurrection is a rise against government authority or a revolt.(noun)
An example of an insurrection is a rebel protest against a dictatorship.
See insurrection in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LME < MFr < LL insurrectio < pp. of L insurgere: see insurgent
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin īnsurrēctiō, īnsurrēctiōn-
Origin: , from Latin īnsurrēctus
Origin: , past participle of īnsurgere, to rise up; see insurgent.
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