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counterrevolution

[koun-ter-rev-uh-loo-shuh n] /ˈkaʊn tərˌrɛv əˈlu ʃən/
noun
1.
a revolution against a government recently established by a revolution.
2.
a political movement that resists revolutionary tendencies.
Origin of counterrevolution
1785-1795
1785-95; counter- + revolution, as translation of French contre-révolution
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n.

also counter-revolution, 1791, from counter- + revolution. First recorded in U.S. with reference to American Revolution.

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