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noun
an unsuccessful plot to kill King James I and the assembled Lords and Commons by blowing up Parliament, November 5, 1605, in revenge for the laws against Roman Catholics.
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Gunpowder Plot

noun
the unsuccessful conspiracy to blow up James I and Parliament at Westminster on Nov 5, 1605See also Guy Fawkes Day
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