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Definitions of insurrection

  1. organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A rising against civil or political authority, or the established government; open and active opposition to the execution of law in a city or state. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A rising in mass to oppose an enemy. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Active or open rebellion against authority; revolt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A rising up or against: open and active opposition to the execution of the law: a rebellion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. INSURRECTIONAL, INSURRECTIONARY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A rising against established authority; rebellion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Insurrectionary. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. An organized resistance to established government. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A rising up against authority; an open and active resistance to the execution of some law. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The active and open hostility against any constituted government or authority by a considerable number of persons; a revolt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. in-sur-rek'shun, n. a rising up or against: open and active opposition to the execution of the law: a rebellion.--adjs. INSURREC'TIONAL, INSURREC'TIONARY.--n. INSURREC'TIONIST, one who favours or takes part in an insurrection. [L. insurrection-em--insurg[)e]re. See INSURGENT.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Rising in open resistance to established authority; incipient rebellion. Hence insurrectional, insurrectionary, aa., insurrectionist (3) n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. [Latin] A rising against civil or political authority; a seditious or rebellious movement. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. A seditious rising, a rebellious commotion. Complete Dictionary

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