insurrection
noun Etymology: Middle English insureccion, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin insurrection-, insurrectio, from insurgere Date: 15th century an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government Synonyms: see rebellioninsurrectional adjectiveinsurrectionary adjective or nouninsurrectionist noun

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  • insurrection — [ ɛ̃syrɛksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1361; bas lat. insurrectio, de insurgere → s insurger 1 ♦ Action de s insurger; soulèvement qui vise à renverser (le pouvoir établi). ⇒ émeute, mutinerie, rébellion, résistance (active), révolte, révolution, sédition,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Insurrection — In sur*rec tion, n. [L. insurrectio, fr. insurgere, insurrectum: cf. F. insurrection. See {Insurgent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A rising against civil or political authority, or the established government; open and active opposition to the execution of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • insurrection — in·sur·rec·tion /ˌin sə rek shən/ n: the act or an instance of revolting esp. violently against civil or political authority or against an established government; also: the crime of inciting or engaging in such revolt whoever incites, sets on… …   Law dictionary

  • insurrection — (n.) early 15c., from M.Fr. insurrection, from L.L. insurrectionem (nom. insurrectio) a rising up, noun of action from pp. stem of insurgere to rise up (see INSURGENT (Cf. insurgent)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • insurrection — INSURRECTION: Le plus saint des devoirs (Blanqui) …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • insurrection — uprising, revolt, mutiny, *rebellion, revolution, putsch, coup …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • insurrection — [n] rebellion coup, disorder, insurgence, insurgency, mutiny, revolt, revolution, riot, rising, sedition, uprising; concepts 86,320 Ant. compliance, obedience, subordination …   New thesaurus

  • insurrection — ► NOUN ▪ a violent uprising against authority. DERIVATIVES insurrectionary adjective insurrectionist noun & adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from insurgere rise up …   English terms dictionary

  • insurrection — [in΄sə rek′shən] n. [LME < MFr < LL insurrectio < pp. of L insurgere: see INSURGENT] a rising up against established authority; rebellion; revolt insurrectional adj. insurrectionary n., adj. pl. insurrectionaries insurrectionist n …   English World dictionary

  • Insurrection —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Insurrection (revue). Une insurrection est un soulèvement armé ou une révolte contre le pouvoir en place. Les personnes agissant durant une insurrection sont des insurgés. La Déclaration des droits de l’homme… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Insurrection —          BIERCE (Ambrose Gwinnett)     Bio express : Écrivain américain (1842 1914)     «Insurrection : révolution qui a échoué. Tentative infructueuse pour substituer le désordre à un mauvais gouvernement.»     Source : Dictionnaire du diable… …   Dictionnaire des citations politiques

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