insurrection

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French insurrection, from Late Latin insurrectio

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪnsəˈɹɛkʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛkʃən
  • Hyphenation: in‧sur‧rec‧tion

Noun[edit]

insurrection (countable and uncountable, plural insurrections)

  1. A violent uprising of part or all of a national population against the government or other authority.
    Synonyms: insurgency, mutiny, rebellion, revolt, rising, uprising
    • 1831, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality, volume 3, page 85:
      He returned to Spain, and was now on his way to join and take command of an insurrection, whose success was to be the touchstone of their countrymen.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin īnsurrectiō.

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Noun[edit]

insurrection f (plural insurrections)

  1. insurrection
    Synonym: soulèvement

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