insurrectionist insurrectionist


  • (n) a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)



  1. Kropotkin was an aristocrat who, after being imprisoned for his insurrectionist activities, escaped and fled to England in 1876.
  2. Before he became the general of the revolution, Lenin was its pedant, the journalist-scholar who married Marxist theory to an incisive analysis of insurrectionist tactics.
  3. Five minutes after he left his room in the Grande Hotel do Porto a bomb was light-heartedly tossed in at the window by a passing insurrectionist.


  1. "They have declared their desire to overthrow the Pakistani government. And I think that, plus the insurrectionist activity that's going on up in the northwestern part of the country, has really gotten the Pakistani government's attention,"...
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: Hindu

  2. Dylan said that the President is "like a fictional character, but he's real. First off, his mother was a Kansas girl. Never lived in Kansas though, but with deep roots. You know, like Kansas bloody Kansas. John Brown the insurrectionist. Jesse James...
    on Apr 7, 2009 By: Bob Dylan Source: ABC News

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