Definition of palace coup noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


palace coup

BrE BrE//ˌpæləs ˈkuː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpæləs ˈkuː//
(also palace revolution)
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a situation in which a ruler or leader has their power taken away from them by somebody within the same party, etc. He deposed his father in a palace coup in 1970.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: palace coup