palace revolution

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noun
  1. a challenge to or overthrow of a sovereign or other leader by members of the ruling family or group.

Origin of palace revolution

1
First recorded in 1900–05
  • Also called palace revolt, palace coup [koo]. /ku/.

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How to use palace revolution in a sentence

  • In another performance, the group turned a police car upside down in the palace revolution Square in St. Petersburg (Palace Coup).

    Russian Artists Mock Putin | Anna Nemtsova | August 4, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Like a flaw of wind on a summer night the revolution, a palace revolution of course, blew and was past.

  • An administrative assistant had just planned a palace revolution on a system 200 light years away.

    Evil Out of Onzar | Mark Ganes
  • Urumush, the next ruler, also achieved successes in Elam and elsewhere, but his life was cut short by a palace revolution.

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  • The truth appears to be that he came to the throne as the leader of a palace revolution at a time of great unrest.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria | Donald A. Mackenzie

British Dictionary definitions for palace revolution

palace revolution

noun
  1. a coup d'état made by those already in positions of power, usually with little violence

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