insurrection

[ in-suh-rek-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn səˈrɛk ʃən /

noun

an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.

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Origin of insurrection

1425–75; late Middle English <Late Latin insurrēctiōn- (stem of insurrēctiō), equivalent to insurrēct(us) (past participle of insurgere;see insurgent) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM insurrection

in·sur·rec·tion·al, adjectivein·sur·rec·tion·al·ly, adverbin·sur·rec·tion·ism, nounin·sur·rec·tion·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for insurrection

insurrection
/ (ˌɪnsəˈrɛkʃən) /

noun

the act or an instance of rebelling against a government in power or the civil authorities; insurgency

Derived forms of insurrection

insurrectional, adjectiveinsurrectionary, noun, adjectiveinsurrectionism, nouninsurrectionist, noun, adjective

Word Origin for insurrection

C15: from Late Latin insurrectiō, from insurgere to rise up
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