- 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.
Origin: L Middle English from Middle French from Late Latin insurrectio from past participle of Classical Latin insurgere: see insurgent
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Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin īnsurrēctiō, īnsurrēctiōn-, from Latin īnsurrēctus, past participle of īnsurgere, to rise up; see insurgent.
- inˌsur·recˈtion·al adjective
- inˌsur·recˈtion·arˌy adjective & n.
- inˌsur·recˈtion·ism noun
- inˌsur·recˈtion·ist noun