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[in-suh-rek-shuh-ner-ee] /ˌɪn səˈrɛk ʃəˌnɛr i/
of, relating to, or of the nature of insurrection.
given to or causing insurrection.
noun, plural insurrectionaries.
a person who takes part in an insurrection; rebel; insurgent.
Origin of insurrectionary
First recorded in 1790-1800; insurrection + -ary Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It sent the most insurrectionary tune into the world that was ever composed.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • As for the employment of the insurrectionary forces, that would be all simplicity.

  • The progress of the insurrectionary army was truly a triumphant march.

    The Queen of the Savannah

    Gustave Aimard
  • In the insurrectionary States they were at first refused with scorn.

    Campfire and Battlefield

    Rossiter Johnson
  • To Casimir Moskowski was assigned the insurrectionary province of Volhynia.

    Tales From Jkai Mr Jkai
  • Alas, with money-bags one seldom sits on insurrectionary cannon.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • "Break the insurrectionary Authorities," answers some with vehemence.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • O'Connell begins his public career in the Yeomanry called out to put down the insurrectionary movement of Emmet.

  • The result of the Parkinsons Ferry meeting was practically to break the power of the insurrectionary party.

Word Origin and History for insurrectionary

1796 (adj.), 1893 (n.), from insurrection + -ary.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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