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countercoup

[ koun-ter-koo ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌku /
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noun, plural coun·ter·coups [koun-ter-kooz]. /ˈkaʊn tərˌkuz/.
a coup aimed at the replacement of a government that itself achieved power through an earlier coup.
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Origin of countercoup

First recorded in 1960–65; counter- + coup1
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