insubordination


noun

the quality or condition of being insubordinate, or of being disobedient to authority; defiance: The employee was fired for insubordination.
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insubordination


n.

1790, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + subordination. Perhaps on model of French insubordination (1788).

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