palace revolution


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. pal up,
  2. pal.,
  3. palabra,
  4. palace,
  5. palace guard,
  6. palacio valdés,
  7. palacio valdés, armando,
  8. palade,
  9. paladin,
  10. palae-

Origin of palace revolution

First recorded in 1900–05

Also called palace revolt, palace coup [koo] /ku/.

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British Dictionary definitions for palace revolution

palace revolution

noun

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