Insurrection definition

ĭnsə-rĕkshən
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The act or an instance of open revolt against civil authority or a constituted government.
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A rising up against established authority; rebellion; revolt.
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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.

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An organized opposition to an authority; a mutiny; a rebellion.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
insurrection
Plural:
insurrections

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

    From Wiktionary