of, relating to, or of the nature of insurrection.
given to or causing insurrection.

noun, plural in·sur·rec·tion·ar·ies.

a person who takes part in an insurrection; rebel; insurgent.

Origin of insurrectionary

First recorded in 1790–1800; insurrection + -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of insurrectionary

  • Think of late Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver, who described rape as “insurrectionary” in his bestselling memoir, Soul on Ice.

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    Tracy Quan

    December 13, 2010

Historical Examples of insurrectionary

  • It sent the most insurrectionary tune into the world that was ever composed.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • As for the employment of the insurrectionary forces, that would be all simplicity.

  • The progress of the insurrectionary army was truly a triumphant march.

  • In the insurrectionary States they were at first refused with scorn.

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    Rossiter Johnson

  • To Casimir Moskowski was assigned the insurrectionary province of Volhynia.

Word Origin and History for insurrectionary

1796 (adj.), 1893 (n.), from insurrection + -ary.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper