- a challenge to or overthrow of a sovereign or other leader by members of the ruling family or group.
Origin of palace revolution
First recorded in 1900–05
Also called palace revolt, palace coup [koo] /ku/.
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- a coup d'état made by those already in positions of power, usually with little violence