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insurgency

[in-sur-juh n-see]
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noun, plural in·sur·gen·cies for 4.
  1. the state or condition of being insurgent.
  2. insurrection against an existing government, usually one's own, by a group not recognized as having the status of a belligerent.
  3. rebellion within a group, as by members against leaders.
  4. insurgence.
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Origin of insurgency

First recorded in 1795–1805; insurg(ent) + -ency
Can be confusedinsurgence insurgency
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Related Words for insurgency

insurrection, dissent, revolt, revolution, mutiny, uprising, disobedience, insubordination, schism, rising, defiance, heresy, nonconformity, insurgence, apostasy, sedition

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Word Origin and History for insurgency

n.

1803, from insurgent + -cy.

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