Definition of insurrection noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪnsəˈrekʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnsəˈrekʃn//
[countable, uncountable]
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a situation in which a large group of people try to take political control of their own country with violence synonym uprising an armed insurrection against the regime Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from late Latin insurrectio(n-), from insurgere ‘rise up’.Extra examples In 1822 he planned a slave insurrection in South Carolina. There was a popular insurrection against the police. They were accused of plotting insurrection against the government. Years of discontent turned into armed insurrection. insurrection against the monarchy He led an armed insurrection against the regime.
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