overthrowal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From overthrow + -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

overthrowal (plural overthrowals)

  1. The act of overthrowing something or someone.
    • 1942: So he will interfere with natural growth by subjecting himself to unnatural discipline and putting himself to impossible tasks, such as the upsetting of kings and the overthrowal of empires. — Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 818)