counterrevolution

[koun-ter-rev-uh-loo-shuh n]
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noun
  1. a revolution against a government recently established by a revolution.
  2. a political movement that resists revolutionary tendencies.

Origin of counterrevolution

1785–95; counter- + revolution, as translation of French contre-révolution
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Word Origin and History for counterrevolution
n.

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

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