putsch

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From German Putsch, from Alemannic German Putsch (knock, thrust), of imitative origin.

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putsch (plural putsches)

  1. A coup; an illegal effort to forcibly overthrow the current government.
    • Afterward, the ringleaders of the failed putsch were publicly executed.
    • 2010, Thompson, M. 2010. Modernisation theory’s last redoubt: democratisation in east and south east Asia. In Yin-wah Chu and Siu-lun Wong (ed), 'East Asia's new democracies: deepening, reversal, non-liberal alternatives'. London, Routledge.p98.
      "They have broken the democratic rules of the game by supporting popular mobilisation that has resulted in what can be dubbed a "people power putsch"."

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From German Putsch.

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putsch m (plural putschs)

  1. putsch; military coup d'etat

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