Origin of insurrectionLate Middle English from Middle French from Late Latin insurrectio from past participle of Classical Latin insurgere: see insurgent
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.
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
- After the insurrection of the 3rst of October he was imprisoned for a short time.
- On the 24th he captured Monte Rotondo, but did not enter Rome as the expected insurrection had not broken out.
- A simultaneous insurrection at Massa - Carrara was crushed with similar vigour.
- The insurrection of dissenters (1708-1711), which was headed by Thomas Carey, who was deputy-governor while the trouble was brewing, was in opposition to the establishment of the Church of England; it was ultimately unsuccessful, the Church was established in 1711, a law was passed which deprived Quakers of the privilege of serving on juries or holding public office, and the establishment was continued until the War of Independence.
- In pursuance of his patronage of Monmouth, Shaftesbury now secured for him the command of the army sent to suppress the insurrection in Scotland, which he is supposed to have fomented.