- 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.