Definitions of subversion

  1. destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity; "corruption of a minor"; "the big city's subversion of rural innocence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of subverting; as overthrowing or destroying a legally constituted government Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of overturning, or the state of being overturned; entire overthrow; an overthrow from the foundation; utter ruin; destruction; as, the subversion of a government; the subversion of despotic power; the subversion of the constitution. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. The act of overturning; over throw; utter ruin. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Act of subverting or overthrowing from the foundation: entire overthrow: ruin. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Overthrow; ruin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The act of subverting; entire overthrow; destruction; utter ruin. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. An entire overthrow; ruin; downfall. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. The act of overthrowing; destruction. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  10. n. Act of subverting or state of being subverted ; entire overthrow ; utter ruin. Cabinet Dictionary