Insurrection

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 insurrection — INSURRECTION: Le plus saint des devoirs (Blanqui) …

    Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • 6 insurrection — uprising, revolt, mutiny, *rebellion, revolution, putsch, coup …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

    New thesaurus

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 insurrection — (in su rrè ksion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes ; quelques personnes prononcent inzu rrè ksion, ce qui est vicieux) s. f. Action de s insurger. L insurrection des Grecs. Le peuple était en pleine insurrection.    Fig. L insurrection des esprits.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 insurrection — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ armed ▪ Years of discontent turned into armed insurrection. ▪ popular ▪ There was a popular insurrection against the police. ▪ slave (esp. AmE) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 INSURRECTION — s. f. Soulèvement contre le gouvernement. Ceux qui emploient ce mot y attachent ordinairement une idée de droit et de justice. L insurrection des Grecs, ou L insurrection grecque. L insurrection fit des progrès. L insurrection devint générale. Le …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 INSURRECTION — n. f. Soulèvement contre un pouvoir établi ou une autorité arbitraire. L’insurrection des Grecs, ou L’Insurrection grecque. L’Insurrection fit des progrès. L’insurrection devint générale. Le peuple était en pleine insurrection …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 16 insurrection — n. 1) to foment, stir up an insurrection 2) to crush, put down. quell, suppress an insurrection * * * [ˌɪnsə rekʃ(ə)n] put down quell stir up an insurrection suppress an insurrection to crush to foment …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 insurrection — [[t]ɪ̱nsəre̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]] insurrections N VAR An insurrection is violent action that is taken by a large group of people against the rulers of their country, usually in order to remove them from office. [FORMAL] They were plotting to stage an armed …

    English dictionary

  • 18 insurrection — in|sur|rec|tion [ˌınsəˈrekʃən] n [U and C] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Late Latin; Origin: insurrectio, from Latin insurgere; INSURGENT] an attempt by a large group of people within a country to take control using force and violence = ↑rebellion… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 insurrection — UK [ˌɪnsəˈrekʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms insurrection : singular insurrection plural insurrections an attempt by a large group of people to take control of their country by force …

    English dictionary

  • 20 insurrection — A rebellion, or rising of citizens or subjects in resistance to their government. Insurrection consists in any combined resistance to the lawful authority of the state, with intent to cause the denial thereof, when the same is manifested, or… …

    Black's law dictionary