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[ in-suh-rek-shuh-ner-ee ]


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


, plural in·sur·rec·tion·ar·ies.
  1. a person who takes part in an insurrection; rebel; insurgent.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of insurrectionary1

First recorded in 1790–1800; insurrection + -ary

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Example Sentences

According to the Fourteenth Amendment, elected officials who encourage the kind of insurrectionary violence witnessed on January 6, 2021 are subject to a permanent ban from office.

From Time

That means holding leaders accountable for encouraging the insurrectionary attempt by deliberately lying to their followers about the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

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

Insurrectionary movements at Rome in consequence of the pope's refusal to declare war against Austria.

In March the insurrectionary movement spread from Lombardy to Piedmont.

Practically this Congress was an insurrectionary government, but no blow was struck until the spring of 1775.

I feel some stirrings of the insurrectionary spirit myself when I see the red pantaloons at every turn in the streets of Rome.

Secondly, the insurrectionary career once entered upon, act with the greatest determination, and on the offensive.