Origin of subversionOld French from Classical Latin subversio
Subversion is being overtaken or overthrown.
An example of a subversion is the coup d'état that took place in Thailand in 2006 when the Royal Thai Army ousted the prime minister.
- a. The act or an instance of subverting.b. The condition of being subverted.
- Obsolete Overthrow or ruin.
Origin of subversionMiddle English subversioun from Old French subversion from Late Latin subversiō subversiōn- from Latin subversus past participle of subvertere to subvert ; see subvert .
From Old French subversion.
- "I don't know the extent of the Others' subversion," Jonny admitted at last.
- They view individual liberty as a threat, new political ideas as subversion, and political opposition as treason.
- The Mahommedans are chiefly the descendants of the Pathans who took refuge in Orissa after the subversion of their kingdom in Bengal by the Moguls in the 16th century.
- The system was thus shown, apart from unknown agencies of subversion, to be constructed for indefinite permanence.