insurrection insurrection  /ˌɪn sə ˈrɛk ʃən/


  • (n) organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another


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  1. The first indication that an insurrection was brewing in the French national football team was the alarming number of absentees in the morning training session.
  2. The insurrection has left anarchy in the city with armed gangs roaming the streets with impunity.
  3. The insurrection in the jail was put down with an iron hand.


  • Researcher Studying Endangered Elephants Flees Central African Republic

    By Kenneth Miller The border guards, wary of advancing rebels, fired their guns in the air as three motorized skiffs approached along the Sangha River in the late March night. But the boats’ occupants were unarmed foreigners, fleeing a bloody insurrection that had gripped the Central African Republic (CAR). Among the refugees was elephant researcher Andrea Turkalo, carrying $25,000 in cash and ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Discover


  1. "There was no great insurrection. There was a small group of soldiers, heavily armed, who were able to overwhelm some police stations (in the north), kill some policemen and create a certain amount of havoc," Aristide said.
    on Feb 23, 2007 By: Jean-Bertrand Aristide Source: Forbes

  2. "Bottling up the frustrations imposed on the average person in rural areas, where the majority of the population still resides, is a recipe for insurrection," Greenspan wrote.
    on Sep 18, 2007 By: Alan Greenspan Source: FOXNews

  3. "By summer of 1966, the national scene was marked by insurrection on the campus, riots in the streets, rise in women's liberation, protest of the young, doubts about the institution of marriage, abandonment of old guiding slogans, and the crumbling...
    on Apr 26, 2007 By: Jack Valenti Source: Guardian Unlimited

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