An example of an insurrection is a rebel protest against a dictatorship.
Origin of insurrection
- Middle English from Old French from Late Latin īnsurrēctiō īnsurrēctiōn- from Latin īnsurrēctus past participle of īnsurgere to rise up insurgent
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French insurrection, from Late Latin insurrectio