Definition of 'insurrection'
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There was no exemption for those engaged in an armed insurrection and an armed struggle against a government. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Younger members of the Brotherhood have warned of armed insurrection. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He was told that Egypt was on the verge of entering a civil insurrection that would bring it to a complete standstill. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was hard to square his earlier talk of armed insurrection with this offer to act as a consultant to the British government. KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)The Germans have always counted upon armed insurrection in Ireland. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some might say, at worst, armed insurrection. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He impressed by showing a more poignant human face to the civil insurrection in Belfast and Lebanon. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'insurrection'
British English: insurrection NOUN
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.
They were plotting to stage an armed insurrection.
Definition of insurrection from the Collins English Dictionary
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