Subversion Sub*ver"sion, n. [L. subversio: cf. F. subversion. See {Subvert}.] The act of overturning, or the state of being overturned; entire overthrow; an overthrow from the foundation; utter ruin; destruction; as, the subversion of a government; the subversion of despotic power; the subversion of the constitution. [1913 Webster]

The subversion [by a storm] of woods and timber . . . through my whole estate. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

Laws have been often abused to the oppression and subversion of that order they were intended to preserve. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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